© 1991

Unregulated Banking

Chaos or Order?

  • Forrest Capie
  • Geoffrey E. Wood

Table of contents

About this book


Using historical examples, this book attempts to demonstrate that unregulated banking can be successful and that central banks' beneficial contribution has been greatly exaggerated. Topics covered include a description of the experiment with free banking during the French Revolution.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Forrest Capie
    • 1
  • Geoffrey E. Wood
    • 1
  1. 1.The City UniversityLondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Unregulated Banking
  • Book Subtitle Chaos or Order?
  • Editors Forrest Capie
    Geoffrey E. Wood
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1991
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Economics & Finance Collection Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-52049-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-11400-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-11398-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXIII, 251
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Banking
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