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Title The origins of value : the financial innovations that created modern capital markets / edited by William N. Goetzmann and K. Geert Rouwenhorst
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005


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 MELB  332.041 Goe/Oov  AVAILABLE
Description xii, 404 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm
Contents Machine derived contents note: Introduction: Financial Innovations in History -- William N. Goetzmann and K. Geert Rouwenhorst -- 1. The Invention of Interest. Sumerian Loans -- Marc Van De Mieroop -- 2. Roman Shares -- Ulrike Malmendier -- 3. Finance in Tang China -- Part I. Resolving an International Dispute on the Silk Road in Circa 670 -- Valerie Hansen -- Part II. Records from a Seventh Century Pawnshop in China -- Valerie Hansen and Ana Matta-Fink -- 4. The Origins of Paper Money in China -- Richard von Glahn -- 5. Paying in Paper: A Government Voucher from the Southern Song -- William N. Goetzmann and Elisabeth Kḻl -- 6. From Tallies and Chirographs to Franklin's Printing Press at Passy: -- The Evolution of the Technology of Financial Claims -- William N. Goetzmann and Laura Williams -- 7. Fibonacci and the Financial Revolution -- William N. Goetzmann -- 8. Bonds and Government Debt in Italian City States, 1250-1650 -- Luciano Pezzolo -- 9. Venture Shares of the Dutch East India Company -- Larry Neal -- 10. Perpetuities in the Stream of History: A Paying Instrument from the Golden Age of Dutch Finance -- William N. Goetzmann and K. Geert Rouwenhorst -- 11. Amsterdam as the Cradle of Modern Futures Trading and Options Trading, 1550-1650 -- Oscar Gelderblom and Joost Jonker -- 12. Annuities in Early Modern Europe -- James M. Poterba -- 13. John Law: Innovating Theorist and Policymaker -- Antoin E. Murphy -- 14. The Invention of Inflation-Indexed Bonds in Early America -- Robert J. Shiller -- 15. The Origins of Mutual Funds -- K. Geert Rouwenhorst -- 16. Transatlantic Paper and the Emergence of the American Capital Market -- Ned W. Downing -- 17. Origins of the New York Stock Exchange -- Richard Sylla -- 18. The First "Eurobonds": The Rothschilds and the Financing of the Holy Alliance, 1818-1822 -- Niall Ferguson -- 19. German Debt in the Twentieth Century -- Timothy W. Guinnane -- 20. King Leopold's Bonds -- Robert Harms
Summary "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 and 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. Readers see how and why many of our most important financial tools and institutions - loans, interest rates, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, the corporation, and the New York Stock Exchange, to name a few - came into being."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 359-394) and index
Subject Finance -- History.
Money -- History.
Value -- History.
Capital market -- History.
Speculation -- History.
Author Goetzmann, William N.
Rouwenhorst, K. Geert.
LC no. 2005002394
ISBN 0195175719 alkaline paper
9780195175714 alkaline paper