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1.

The Origins of Mutual Funds

Yale ICF Working Paper No. 04-48
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 16 Dec 2004
Working Paper Series
Yale School of Management - International Center for Finance
Downloads 4,762
2.

Law and the Rise of the Firm

ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 57/2006, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 326
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 03 Jan 2006
Working Paper Series
Yale Law School, Harvard Law School and Fordham University School of Law

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Downloads 2,779
3.

New Evidence on the First Financial Bubble

Yale ICF Working Paper No. 09-04
Number of pages: 81 Posted: 01 Apr 2009 Last Revised: 31 Jul 2012
Working Paper Series
Tilburg University - Department of Finance, Yale School of Management - International Center for Finance and Yale School of Management - International Center for Finance

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Downloads 2,235
4.

Riding the South Sea Bubble

American Economic Review, Vol. 94, No. 5, 2004
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 12 Jan 2004 Last Revised: 10 Oct 2012
Working Paper Series
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and University of Zurich - UBS International Center of Economics in Society

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Downloads 1,790
5.

Economists, Crises and Cartoons

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 06 Feb 2010
Working Paper Series
George Mason University - Center for Study of Public Choice and University of Richmond - Jepson School of Leadership Studies
Downloads 1,493
6.

The Origins of the German Corporation - Finance, Ownership and Control

ECGI - Finance Working Paper No. 110/2005, AFA 2006 Boston Meetings Paper, EFA 2005 Moscow Meetings Paper, Review of Finance, Vol. 10, No. 4, pp. 537-585, 2006
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 23 Mar 2005 Last Revised: 25 Jun 2008
Working Paper Series
London Business School, University of Oxford - Said Business School and Bocconi University - Department of Finance
Downloads 1,355
7.

Financial Asset Holdings and Political Attitudes: Evidence from Revolutionary England

Quarterly Journal of Economics, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 91 Posted: 05 Oct 2006 Last Revised: 14 Mar 2015
Accepted Paper Series
Stanford Graduate School of Business
Downloads 1,090
8.

Bills of Exchange and the Money Market to 1600

Dartmouth College, Department of Economics Working Paper No. 99-04
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 09 Mar 1999
Working Paper Series
Dartmouth College - Department of Economics
Downloads 1,012
9.

Collective Hallucinations and Inefficient Markets: The British Railway Mania of the 1840s

Number of pages: 322 Posted: 18 Jan 2010
Working Paper Series
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - School of Mathematics and Digital Technology Center
Downloads 1,006
10.

Risk Instruments in the Medieval and Early Modern Economy

Dartmouth College, Department of Economics Working Paper No. 99-07
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 09 Mar 1999
Working Paper Series
Dartmouth College - Department of Economics
Downloads 1,002
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Is There a Tulip in Your Future?: Ruminations on Tulip Mania and the Innovative Dutch Futures Markets

Journal des Economistes et des Etudes Humaines, Vol. 14, No. 2, pp. 151-170, December 2004
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 21 Nov 2006
Accepted Paper Series
Syracuse University - College of Law
Downloads 941
12.

The Capital Market Before 1600

Dartmouth College, Department of Economics Working Paper No. 99-06
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 09 Mar 1999
Working Paper Series
Dartmouth College - Department of Economics
Downloads 903
13.

Merchant Banking in the Medieval and Early Modern Economy

Dartmouth College, Department of Economics Working Paper No. 99-05
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 09 Mar 1999
Working Paper Series
Dartmouth College - Department of Economics
Downloads 900
14.

From St. Ives to Cyberspace: The Modern Distortion of the Medieval 'Law Merchant'

American University International Law Review, Vol. 21, No. 5, pp. 685-812, 2006
Number of pages: 128 Posted: 02 Nov 2005
Accepted Paper Series
Duke University School of Law
Downloads 897
15.

Will History Rhyme? The Past as Financial Future

Yale ICF Working Paper No. 04-19
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 29 Jun 2004
Working Paper Series
Yale School of Management - International Center for Finance
Downloads 816
16.

Law and the Rise of the Firm

Harvard Law Review, Vol. 119, No. 5, pp. 1333-1403, March 2006, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 546
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 31 Jul 2006
Accepted Paper Series
Yale Law School, Harvard Law School and Fordham University School of Law

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Downloads 741
17.

Early Deposit Banking

Dartmouth College, Department of Economics Working Paper No. 99-03
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 09 Mar 1999
Working Paper Series
Dartmouth College - Department of Economics
Downloads 681
18.

A Unified Italy? - Sovereign Debt and Investor Scepticism

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 20 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 17 May 2017
Working Paper Series
Goethe University Frankfurt - Research Center SAFE
Downloads 658
19.

This Time is Different: An Example of a Giant, Wildly Speculative, and Successful Investment Mania

B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, Vol. 10, Issue 1, Article 60, 2010
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 23 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 27 Feb 2012
Accepted Paper Series
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - School of Mathematics and Digital Technology Center
Downloads 648
20.

The Formation of the East India Company as a Cooperation-Enhancing Institution

Number of pages: 59 Posted: 10 Jan 2006
Working Paper Series
Tel Aviv University - Buchmann Faculty of Law
Downloads 639
21.

'Running in the Family': The Evolution of Ownership, Control, and Performance in German Family-Owned Firms, 1903-2003

Swiss Finance Institute Research Paper No. 06-13
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 16 Mar 2006
Working Paper Series
University of Lugano, University of Applied Sciences Stralsund and Elephant Equity
Downloads 632
22.

Law, Finance and the First Corporations

GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES ON THE RULE OF LAW, James J. Heckman, Robert L. Nelson, L. Cabatingan, eds., Abingdon: Routledge-Cavendish, 2009
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 21 Jan 2009
Accepted Paper Series
Tel Aviv University - Buchmann Faculty of Law
Downloads 618
23.

Those Dishonest Goldsmiths

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 14 Apr 2010 Last Revised: 03 Apr 2011
Working Paper Series
The Cato Institute
Downloads 609
24.

Early Development of the Romania's Banking System and the Role of Foreign Banks

Universita Degli Studi di Milano Working Paper No. 2008-35
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 13 Nov 2008
Working Paper Series
Università Degli Studi di Milano and Universitatea Spiru Haret
Downloads 606
25.

Classical Influences on the Law and Politics of the French Revolution

THE CLASSICAL TRADITION, Anthony Grafton, Glenn Most, Salvatore Settis, eds., Harvard, 2009
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 23 Jul 2009
Accepted Paper Series
University of Baltimore - School of Law
Downloads 597
26.

The Extralegal Development of Securities Trading in Seventeenth Century Amsterdam

Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Vol. 43, No. 2, p. 321, 2003
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 16 Sep 2010
Accepted Paper Series
Trinity College
Downloads 596
27.

Financial Intermediation in the Early Roman Empire

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 02-39
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 06 Nov 2002
Working Paper Series
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics
Downloads 589
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The Formation of the East India Company as a Deal between Entrepreneurs and Outside Investors

Number of pages: 59 Posted: 25 Jul 2004
Working Paper Series
Tel Aviv University - Buchmann Faculty of Law
Downloads 580
29.

The Firm as an Entity Before the Companies Acts

ADVENTURES OF THE LAW: PROCEEDINGS OF THE SIXTEENTH BRITISH LEGAL HISTORY CONFERENCE, DUBLIN, 2003, P. Brand, K. Costello and W.N. Osborough, eds., pp. 267-288, Four Courts Press, Dublin, 2005, Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 47/2006
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 02 Nov 2006
Accepted Paper Series
Faculty of Law, University of Oxford and University of Oxford
Downloads 574
30.

From Competition to Cartel: Bank Mergers in the U.K. 1885 to 1925

Number of pages: 54 Posted: 06 Feb 2010 Last Revised: 13 Apr 2011
Working Paper Series
University of Montreal - Department of Economics, University of Bonn - Institute for Financial Economics and Statistics and Tilburg University - Center and Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
Downloads 535
31.

Finance Before the Industrial Revolution: An Introduction

Dartmouth College, Department of Economics Working Paper No. 99-01
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 04 Mar 1999
Working Paper Series
Dartmouth College - Department of Economics
Downloads 524
32.

Charles Mackay's Own Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Railway Mania

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 14 Sep 2011 Last Revised: 27 Feb 2012
Working Paper Series
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - School of Mathematics and Digital Technology Center
Downloads 503
33.

On Limited Liability and the Development of Capital Markets: An Historical Analysis

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 09 Dec 1996
Working Paper Series
University of Toronto - Department of Economics
Downloads 501
34.

Investor Sentiment and Antitrust Law as Determinants of Corporate Ownership Structure: The Great Merger Wave of 1897 to 1903

Number of pages: 55 Posted: 15 Jan 2003
Working Paper Series
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law
Downloads 481
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Banking as an Emerging Technology: Hoare's Bank 1702-1742

MIT Economics Working Paper No. 04-01
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 12 Jan 2004
Working Paper Series
University of Zurich - UBS International Center of Economics in Society and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics
Downloads 450
36.

Credit Rationing and Crowding Out During the Industrial Revolution: Evidence from Hoare's Bank, 1702-1862

MIT Economics Working Paper No. 04-05
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 06 Feb 2004
Working Paper Series
University of Zurich - UBS International Center of Economics in Society and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics

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37.

Fatalistically Flawed: A Review Essay on Fragile by Design, by Charles W. Calomiris and Stephen H. Haber

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 04 Feb 2015 Last Revised: 10 Feb 2015
Working Paper Series
The Cato Institute
Downloads 430
38.

Trading Costs in Early Securities Markets: The Case of the Berlin Stock Exchange 1880-1910

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 19 Sep 2006
Working Paper Series
University of Vienna - Faculty of Business, Economics, and Statistics and Emory University

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39.

Securitization of Sovereign Debt: Corporations as a Sovereign Debt Restructuring Mechanism in Britain, 1694-1750

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 11 Jun 2007 Last Revised: 12 Mar 2008
Working Paper Series
Texas Christian University - Department of Economics
Downloads 406
40.

Law, Politics and the Rise and Fall of German Stock Market Development, 1870-1938

European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Law Working Paper No. 283/2015, University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 4/2015
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 13 Jan 2015 Last Revised: 12 Jun 2017
Working Paper Series
Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, University of Cambridge - Judge Business School, Department of Finance & Accounting and University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law
Downloads 405
41.

Dividend Policies in an Unregulated Market: The London Stock Exchange 1895-1905

CentER Discussion Paper Series No. 2008-83, EFA 2009 Bergen Meetings Paper
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 14 Feb 2009 Last Revised: 16 Sep 2010
Working Paper Series
University of Montreal - Department of Economics and Tilburg University - Center and Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
Downloads 404
42.

Liquidity and Contagion: The Crisis of 1763

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 07 Oct 2004
Working Paper Series
Institute for Finance & Statistics and Bank for International Settlements
Downloads 377
43.

Debt into Growth: How Sovereign Debt Accelerated the First Industrial Revolution

University of Zurich, Department of Economics, Working Paper No. 194
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 29 May 2015
Working Paper Series
Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Centre de Recerca en Economia Internacional (CREI) and University of Zurich - UBS International Center of Economics in Society

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Downloads 333
44.

Risky Business: Popular Images and Reality of Capital Markets Handling Risk - From the Tulip Craze to the Decade of Greed

Number of pages: 64 Posted: 02 Oct 2007
Working Paper Series
Syracuse University - College of Law
Downloads 333
45.

What Is a Market Crash?

Economic History Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 15 Jan 2009 Last Revised: 24 Mar 2017
Accepted Paper Series
Toulouse Business School

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Downloads 330
46.

Financialization of the Early Victorian Economy and the London Stock Exchange

Number of pages: 62 Posted: 01 Jun 2016
Working Paper Series
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - School of Mathematics and Digital Technology Center
Downloads 328
47.

That's Where the Money Was: Foreign Bias and English Investment Abroad, 1866-1907

Yale Economics Department Working Paper No. 64, Yale University Economic Growth Center Discussion Paper No. 972
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 15 Jun 2009
Working Paper Series
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Downloads 327
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A 'Friend and Advisor': Management, Auditors, and Confidence in Germany's Credit Cooperatives, 1889-1914

Yale Economic Growth Center Discussion Paper No. 824
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 28 Jun 2001
Working Paper Series
Yale University - Department of Economics
Downloads 326
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Recreating the South Sea Bubble: Lessons from an Experiment in Financial History

University of Zurich, Department of Economics, Working Paper No. 146
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 28 Mar 2014
Working Paper Series
Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Department of Economics and Business, Tilburg University and University of Zurich - UBS International Center of Economics in Society

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A Challenge to Triumphant Optimists? A Blue Chips Index for the Paris Stock-Exchange (1854-2007)

Financial History Review, Vol. 17, No..2, p. 141-183, 2010
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 08 Jan 2009 Last Revised: 14 Sep 2010
Accepted Paper Series
Toulouse Business School and Paris School of Economics
Downloads 322