Banking Panics of the Gilded Age (Studies in Macroeconomic by Elmus Wicker

By Elmus Wicker

This is often the 1st significant examine of post-Civil conflict banking panics in nearly a century. the writer has built for the 1st time estimates of financial institution closures and their occurrence in all the 5 separate banking disturbances. the writer additionally reevaluates the position of the hot York Clearing condominium in forestalling numerous panics and explains why it did not accomplish that in 1893 and 1907, concluding that structural defects of the nationwide Banking Act weren't the first reason behind the panics.

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