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Rebuilding the Financial System in Central and Eastern Europe, 1918–1994

1st Edition

Edited by Philip L. Cottrell


200 pages

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This collection of essays, written by former bankers, practising central bankers, government advisers and historians, celebrates the seventieth anniversary of the National Bank of Hungary. From a range of view points, the contributions consider the monetary and financial history of the past century and, in particular, explore possible parallelisms between experiences of the collapse of the Habsburg Monarchy in 1918 and of contemporary changes since 1989. The first part, comprising four essays, concentrates upon central banking, especially the development of the National Bank of Hungary since 1878 and the establishment of the Bank of Poland. Commercial banking is the theme of Part II, where continuities and discontinuities are considered with respect to Austria, Czechoslovakia, Romania, Slovenia and Yugoslavia.

Table of Contents

Contents: Editor’s preface; Introduction; Rebuilding the financial system in central and eastern Europe, Péter A Bod; Currency reform and the establishment of the National Bank of Hungary, Tamás Bácskai; The National Bank of Hungary: from cradle to adulthood whilst striving for independence, György Szapáry; Norman, Strakosch and the development of central banking: from conception to practice, 1919-1924, P L Cottrell; The relationship between the Bank of Poland and the Government during the interwar period, Z. Landau; Bank-industry networks: the Austrian experience, 1895-1940, Peter Eigner; The Financial System following the establishment of Czechoslovakia, 1918-1929, Vlastislav Lacina; The Financial Sector in Yugoslavia and Slovenia during the interwar period, Franjo Stiblar; The role of finance in Romania’s Quest for Modernization: insights from the interwar period, Daniel Daianu; Bibliography; Index.

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Studies in Banking and Financial History

Studies in Banking and Financial History
Studies in Banking and Financial History is published in association with the European Association of Banking and Financial History, and publishes single-authored and edited volumes, of the highest quality, on the history of banking and other financial institutions. The series explores all periods of history, in all areas of the world.

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