The Resource The banking panics of the Great Depression, Elmus Wicker

The banking panics of the Great Depression, Elmus Wicker

The banking panics of the Great Depression
The banking panics of the Great Depression
Statement of responsibility
Elmus Wicker
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  • illustrations
  • maps
index present
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LC item number
.W493 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
Series statement
Studies in monetary and financial history
The banking panics of the Great Depression, Elmus Wicker
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 166-170) and index
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  • 1. The banking situation in the United States, 1921-33. States of the economy, 1921-9 and 1930-3. The incidence of bank suspensions. Financial condition of US banks: 1921-9 and 1930-3. Definitions, characteristics and theories of banking panics. Banking panics of the Great Depression: an overview -- 2. The banking crisis of 1930. The geographical incidence of the banking crisis of 1930. The microhistory of the banking crisis. Interest rates and the banking crisis of 1930. Expenditure effects of the banking crisis. The banking crisis as a cause of the Great Depression. The role of the Federal Reserve in the banking crisis. What should the Fed have done? -- 3. The two banking crises of 1931. The region specific second banking crisis: April-August 1931. The third banking crisis: September-October 1931 - two crises contrasted. Mini panics in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Chicago. The gold crisis: Britain's departure from the gold standard and the Fed's response
  • Was there something special about the 1931 banking crisis? Role of the 1931 crises in contributing to the Great Depression -- 4. The banking panic of 1933. The long pause between financial storms: 1932. The gathering storm. The external drain. Money and capital markets during the panic. The Fed's response to the gathering storm. Expenditure effects of the 1933 panic. Did the 1933 panic resemble pre-1914 panics? The resolution of the banking panic -- 5. Banking crises of the Great Depression: a reassessment. The geographical incidence of banking crises. Did the banking crises of the Great Depression differ from pre-1914 panics? Did bank failures cause the Great Depression? The role of gold during banking panics. Causes of bank suspensions: random withdrawals or asset shocks?
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24 cm
xviii, 174 p.
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ill., maps
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  • C01108450080
  • (OCoLC)33665426

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