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Prometheus Shackled: Goldsmith Banks and England's Financial Revolution after 1700 by Peter Temin and Hans-Joachim Voth

Published By: Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 978-0-19-994427-9
Date of Publication: 2013


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Reviewed by: Anne L. Murphy of University of Hertfordshire
Review DOI: 10.1257/jel.52.1.211.r15
Review Pages: 236-37

Book Review Abstract

Anne L. Murphy of University of Hertfordshire reviews, "Prometheus Shackled: Goldsmith Banks and England's Financial Revolution after 1700" by Peter Temin and Hans-Joachim Voth. The Econlit abstract of this book begins: "Explores the history of goldsmith banks and their role in the growth of England's economy after 1700. Discusses earning and spending in eighteenth-century London; the financial revolution; goldsmith banks; borrowers, investors, and usury laws; the South Sea Bubble; the triumph of boring banking; and finance and slow growth during the Industrial Revolution. Temin is Elisha Gray II Professor Emeritus of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Voth is ICREA Research Professor at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra."


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Anne L. Murphy of University of Hertfordshire


JEL Classifications

E23: Macroeconomics: Production
E44: Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy
G21: Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages; Foreclosures
N13: Economic History: Macroeconomics; Growth and Fluctuations: Europe: Pre-1913
N23: Economic History: Financial Markets and Institutions: Europe: Pre-1913


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