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Special Report on

The History of Corporate Finance

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The globalization of finance in recent years and the concurrent growth in the financial sector's influence, manifested most dramatically in the recent financial crisis, highlights the importance for political scientists of understanding the political economy of global finance. The authors review six important books that are representative of recent thinking by political scientists on the topic. They address the central questions that have been at the heart of the literature on global finance from its beginning in new and interesting ways. The most important developments highlighted in this article are the move from a ...
is a business, economic, financial, and monetary historian who recently became the inaugural Rudy and Marilyn Nef Family Chair of Political Economy at Augustana College in Sioux Falls , South Dakota . He is also a research economist at the National Bureau of Economic Research , an editor of Pickering & Chatto of London’s financial history and perspectives in economic and social history series, and a guest curator for the newly revamped Museum of American Finance .
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introduction to the history of corporate finance. It also makes a plausible case that some of the important institutions, practices, and instruments in ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
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