The South Sea Bubble

An Economic History of its Origins and Consequences.

By Helen Paul

© 2011 – Routledge

176 pages | 3 B/W Illus.

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About the Book

The book is an economic history of the South Sea Bubble. It combines economic theory and quantitative analysis with historical evidence in order to provide a rounded account. It brings together scholarship from a variety of different fields to update the existing historical work on the Bubble. Up until now, economic history research has not been integrated into mainstream histories of 1720. Technical work on share prices and ledgers has been inaccessible to a wider audience. As well as providing new evidence against the gambling mania argument, the book also interprets the existing economic history scholarship for non-specialists.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. The history of the South Sea Company 3. The functioning of the market 4. Investment in the South Sea Company 5. The Aftermath 6. Conclusion

About the Author

Helen Paul is Research Fellow in Economics at the University of Southampton, UK.

About the Series

Routledge Explorations in Economic History

This long established series provides a platform for books which break new ground in the understanding of the development of the modern world economy. Equally rooted in economics and history, the series is not limited to any particular period or region. Individual titles focus on particular countries, key industries, themes, or international economic relations.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS000000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
BUS023000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economic History
BUS069000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
HIS015000
HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain
HIS037050
HISTORY / Modern / 18th Century