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Palgrave Studies in the History of Finance

The Political Economy of Money and Banking in Imperial Brazil, 1850–1889

Authors: Villela, André A.

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  • Presents an overview of the institutional edifice prevalent in nineteenth-century Brazil
  • Analyses in detail the evolution of monetary and banking policy in the period​
  • Addresses themes that help to understand the rationale behind the policies that were actually implemented 
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This book uncovers the extent to which government policy in mid nineteenth-century Brazil followed the interests of the all-powerful coffee growing class. The testing ground for this question is monetary and banking policy, an area in which exporters and the Brazilian government were often at loggerheads. The development of the monetary and banking regime during the second half of the Brazilian Empire (1850-89) is examined in a chronological and thematic way. The book establishes two major points of historical fact: the peculiar nature of the monetary standard adopted in Brazil during part of the period, as well as the role of the Bank of Brazil therein. Additionally, the analysis broadens current knowledge of three of the major contemporary events in the financial sphere – the 1860 banking and corporate law, the Souto crisis of 1864 and the 1875 financial crisis that brought down Mauá’s business empire. This book will be of interest to academics, both as secondary literature for their own research and as material that could be used in class at the advanced undergraduate or graduate levels. It will appeal to those interested not only in Brazilian economic and financial history, but also to students of political economy in general. 

About the authors

André A. Villela has been a Lecturer at the Brazilian School of Economics and Finance / Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV EPGE), Brazil, since 2002, teaching and researching the economic history of Brazil. From 2012 André has acted as head of the undergraduate program in Economics at FGV EPGE. He has published his work in academic journals, as well as contributed chapters to volumes on Brazilian economic history. Co-author of Economia Brasileira Contemporânea: 1945-2015, André received his BA and MSc in Economics in Brazil and his PhD in Economic History from the London School of Economics, UK. 


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Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Hardcover 103,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-32773-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Political Economy of Money and Banking in Imperial Brazil, 1850–1889
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in the History of Finance
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-32774-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-32774-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-32773-6
Series ISSN
2662-5164
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 212
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations
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