Banks, Personal Connections, and Economic Development in Industrial New England
By (author) Naomi R. Lamoreaux
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Insider Lending by Naomi R. Lamoreaux
Book DescriptionThe term insider lending conveys an aura of abuse and corruption, of unethical, if not illegal, behaviour. In early nineteenth-century New England, however, insider lending was an integral aspect of the banking system. Not only was the practice an accepted fact of economic life, but, as Naomi R. Lamoreaux argues, it enabled banks (at least in this particular historical context) to play an important role in financing economic development. As the banking system evolved over the course of the century, however, lending practices became more impersonal and professional. Ironically, the information problems banks faced when they began to conduct more and more of their business at arm's length forced them to concentrate on providing short-term loans to commercial borrowers and to give up financing economic development. This book was first published in 1994.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521460965
(228mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 24-Jun-1994
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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This book, first published in 1994, explores the important role that insider lending played in the economic development of early nineteenth-century New England.
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