The South Sea Bubble

The South Sea Bubble : An Economic History of its Origins and Consequences.

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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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 176 pages
  • 159 x 235 x 15.24mm | 408g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 3 Line drawings, black and white; 3 Illustrations, black and white
  • 0415469732
  • 9780415469739

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
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About Helen Paul

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