Journals Higher Education



Published: 12 February 2004

312 Pages | 36 tables, 11 figures

ISBN: 9780199249862

Bookseller Code (06)

Commercial Banks and Industrial Finance in England and Wales, 1860-1913

Michael Collins and Mae Baker

  • An understanding of the nature of the historical relationship between bankers and industrialists is a key factor in explaining the dynamics of the British economy in the early twentieth century.
  • Examines the controversial claim that deficiencies in the financial provision from banks to British industry handicapped Britain's competitive advantage in world markets.
  • Contains new data from contemporary records and micro-economic studies, and uses these to present an economic rationale for historical bank behaviour.

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