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Published: 01 August 2005

416 Pages | 27 halftones, 58 color illus.

8-1/2 x 11 inches

ISBN: 9780195175714

Bookseller Code (06)

The Origins of Value

The Financial Innovations that Created Modern Capital Markets

Edited by William N. Goetzmann and K. Geert Rouwenhorst

From the invention of interest in Mesopotamia and the origin of paper money in China, to the creation of mutual funds, inflation-indexed bonds, and global financial securities, here is a sweeping survey of financial innovations that have changed the world. Written by a distinguished group of experts--including Robert Shiller, Niall Ferguson, Valerie Hansen, and many others--and wonderfully illustrated with over one hundred color photographs of landmark financial documents (including the first paper money), The Origins of Value traces the evolution of finance through 4,000 years of history.

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