The Financial Revolution

What is the role of finance in explaining why some countries are more powerful than others? How can we trace this influence back in history? Richard Sylla (from New York University) is one of the world’s most renown historians of finance. In this video he offers us a fascinating account of this process.



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A bibliography and other resources on the history of the financial sector  

Homer, Sidney and Richard Sylla (2005), A History of Interest Rates. New York: Joyn Wiley.
Sylla, Richard (1996), Evolution of Western Financial Markets: From 1900 to the Present. New
York: McGraw-Hill

Irwin, Douglass and Richard Sylla (Eds.) (2011), Founding Choices: American Economic Policy
in the 1790s. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Wright, Robert and Richard Sylla (2015), Genealogy of American Finance. New York:
Columbia University Press.