Sweden’s 1990s Banking Crisis

            There was an international trend towards the deregulation of many industries from the 1970s to the 1990s. In Britain and America, these changes were associated, excessively by both their friends and foes alike, with Thatcher and Reagan. In any case, the liberalization of commercial life, and finance specifically, was far from unique to these

Charles E. Mitchell

            There are some people whose biographies serve as chronicles of an entire time and place. During the financial bubble in American stocks in the 1920s, one such man was Charles Mitchell. He led one of the world’s largest banks as well as its securities division, the largest such operation in the world. During the

The 1820s Mining Stock Bubble (Part I)

            There was a sharp increase in financial globalization in the 19th century and London was the home of much of this. Increasingly, foreign governments were turning to London to raise capital. These included some of the first emerging market sovereign bond issuers, the newly independent countries of the Americas.             However, government bonds were

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