Readings and References (underlines indicate HTML links)

Alter, G and J.C. Riley, 1986, “How to Bet on Lives: A Guide to Life Contingent Contracts,” Research in Economic History.

Anderson, William, The Price of Liberty: The Public Debt of the American Revolution.

Antoine Murphy, John Law, Innovative Theorist and Policy Maker

Baldwin, Simeon E.  American Business Corporations before 1786.” American Historical Review 8 (April 1903): 449-65.

Benjamin Franklin, The Nature and Necessity of a Paper-Currency   A Modest Enquiry into the Nature and Necessity of a Paper-Currency. Philadelphia: Printed and Sold at the New Printing-Office, near the Market. 1729. (Historical Society of Pennsylvania)  

Bernstein, Peter, 1998, Against the Gods, The Remarkable Story of Risk, Wiley. 

Bernstein, Peter, Capital Ideas: The Improbable Origins of Modern Wall Street, Free Press.

Books for the Course:

Bordo, Michael D., Barry Eichengreen and Douglas A.,  Irwin, 1999,  Is Globalization Today Really Different than Globalization a Hundred Years Ago?” NBER Working Paper No. W7195

Bordo, Michael D., Eichengreen, Barry J. and Kim, Jongwoo, "Was There Really an Earlier Period of International Financial Integration Comparable to Today?" (September 1998). NBER Working Paper No. W6738. http://ssrn.com/abstract=132348

Chancellor, Edward;  Devil Take the Hindmost: A History of Financial Speculation.

Charles Trzcinka and Andrey Ukhov, 2005, “Financial Globalization and Risk Sharing: Welfare Effects and the Optimality of Open Markets,  working paper.

Cowles 3rd,  Alfred and Associates, Alfred, 1939, Common Stock Indexes, Second Edition, Principia Press Inc, Bloomington, Indiana Available from the Yale ICF at SOM.

David M. Schaps The Invention of coinage in India, Lydia and China

Davis, Andrew MacFarland. “A Connecticut Land Bank of the Eighteenth Century.”

Dercksen, J.G.,  ed. 1999, Trade and Finance in Ancient Mesopotamia,  Nederlands Historisch-Archaeologisch Instituut Te Istanbul.

DeSoto, Hernando,  2000, The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere  Else,  Basic Books.

Edelstein, Michael, 1982, British Foreign Investment in the Age of High Imperialism.

Egmond, Warren,  Practical Mathematics in the Italian Renaissance.

François Crouzet, 1987,  La Grande Inflation.

Geoffrey Poitras, 2000, The Early History of Financial Economics, 1478 – 1776, Edward Elgar.  Chapters up to 1600.

Goddeeris, Anne, 2002, Economy and Society in Northern Babylonia in the Early Old Babylonian Period (ca. 2000 – 1800 B.C.), Uitgeverij Peeters and Department Oosterse Studies.

Goetzmann and Ukhov, 2005, “British Investment Overseas 1870-1913: A Modern Portfolio Theory Approach” forthcoming, Review of Finance.

Goetzmann, Ukhov and Zhu, 2000, “China and the World Financial Markets 1870-1930: Modern Lessons From Historical Globalization,” Forthcoming, Economic History Review.

Goetzmann, William and Elisabeth Koll,  The History of Corporate Ownership in China: State Patronage, Company Legislation and the Issue of Control.” In Mork, Randall, ed. A History of Corporate Governance Around the World, National Bureau of Economic Research, 2005.

Goetzmann, William and K. Geert Rouwenhorst, 2005, The Origins of Value: The Financial Innovations that Created Modern Capital Markets, Oxford University Press

Goetzmann, William N., Li, Lingfeng and Rouwenhorst, K. Geert, "Long-Term Global Market Correlations" (February 22, 2002). Yale ICF Working Paper No. 00-60; AFA 2003 Washington, DC Meetings. http://ssrn.com/abstract=288421

Goodwin, Jason, Greenback: The Almighty Dollar and the Invention of America.

Hans Julius Wolff, 1940,  An Oxyrhynchus Receipt for Repayment of Loans”  Transactions and Proceedings of the American Philological Association, Vol. 71. (1940), pp. 616-622

Hansen, Valerie, Negotiating Daily Life in Traditional China : How Ordinary People Used Contracts, 600-1400, Yale University Press.

Hansmann, Henry, Kraakman, Reinier H. and Squire, Richard C., "Law and the Rise of the Firm" (January 2006). ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 57/2006 http://ssrn.com/abstract=873507

Harvard Exhibition:  Sunk in Lucre’s Charms: South Sea Bubble Resources in the Kress Collection

Herbert Feis, 1930, Europe, the World’s Banker, Reprint, 1975, Augustus Kelley Publishers.

Hobson, J.H., Imperialism.

Howard J. Shakespeare, 1986 , France, The Royal Loans 1689 – 1789, From Booneshares.

Hudson, Michael and Marc Van de Mieroop, eds.  2002,  Debt and Economic Renewal in the Ancient Near East, CDL Press.

Hudson, Michael and Marc Van de Mieroop, eds.  2002,  Debt and Economic Renewal in the Ancient Near East, CDL Press.

J.C. Riley, 1980, International Government Finance and the Amsterdam Capital Market, 1740-1815, Cambridge University Press.

James Tracey, 1985,  A Financial Revolution in the Hapsburg Netherlands: Renten and Renteniers in the Country of Holland, University of California Press.

James Tracey, 1990, The Rise of Merchant Empires: Long Distance Trade in the Early Modern World: 1350 -1750.

John Law, Essay on a Land Bank.

John Mickelthwait, Adrian Wooldridge,  The Company: A Short History of a Revolutionary Idea  

Joseph de la Vega, Confusiones de Confusiones.

K Peng, I Choi, 2001, “Culture and Systems of Thought: Holistic Versus Analytic Cognition” Psychological Review.

Keenan,  James G.,  1997, Demotic  and Greek Texts from an Egyptian Family Archive in the Fayum (fourth to Third Century B.C.) Oriental Institute Publications volume. 113.

Kohn, Meir, The Origins of Western Economic Success: Commerce, Finance, and Government in Pre-Industrial Europe, Unpublished, available on his website.

Kuhlmann, 1983, China’s Foreign Debt, 1865-1982. Booneshares.

Larry Neal, The Rise of Financial Capitalism: International Capital Markets in the Age of Reason.

Lenin, Vladimir Il'ich 1917,  Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism.

Lien-sheng Yang, 1952, Money and Credit in China.

Lowenfeld, Henry , 1909, Investment and Exact Science

M. Boone, K. Davids, P. Janssens (eds.), 2003,  Urban Public Debts: Urban Government and the Market for Annuities in Western Europe, Brepols. STRONGLY RECOMMENDED

M. Boone, K. Davids, P. Janssens (eds.), 2003,  Urban Public Debts: Urban Government and the Market for Annuities in Western Europe, Brepols.

MacDonald, James, A Free Nation Deep in Debt, Farrar, Strauss, Giroux.

Mackay, Charles,  1841, Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of  Crowds,  Chapter on John Law.

Maclennan, Hugh,  1935, Oxyrhynchus: An Economic and Social Study. Adolph  H. Hakkert.

Marjolein ‘t Hart, Joost Jonker , Jan Luiten van Zanden (Eds), 1997, A Financial History of the Netherlands,  Cambridge University Press.

Markowitz, Harry,  Portfolio Selection: Efficient Diversification of Investments.

Marshack, 1989,  Evolution of the human capacity: The symbolic evidence,  Yearbook of Physical Anthropology, 1989.

Marshack, Alexander, 1972, The Roots of Civilization: The Cognitive Beginnings of Man's First Art, Symbol and Notation Moyer Bell Ltd; Rev&Exp edition, 1991.

Mattessich, Richard, 2000, The Beginnings of Accounting and Accounting Thought, Garland Publishing.

McBrearty,  S. and A.S. Brooks, 2000, “The Revolution that Wasn’t: A New Interpretation of the Origin of Modern Human Behavior, “ Journal of Human Evolution, Nov;39(5):453-563.

Meninger, Karl, 1992,  Number Words and Number Symbols : A Cultural History of Numbers, Dover reprint.

Millet, Paul, 2002, Lending and Borrowing in Ancient Athens, Cambridge University Press.

Millet, Paul, 2002, Lending and Borrowing in Ancient Athens, Cambridge University Press.

Mueller, Reinhold, The Venetian Money Market.

Munro, John,  2003, “The Medieval Origins of the Financial Revolution: Usury, Rentes and Negotiability,” The International History Review 25(3) 505-562.

Neugebauer, O. The Exact Sciences in Antiquity. 1969. New York: Dover Press.

Niall Ferguson, The Cash Nexus, Money and Power in the Modern World, 1700-2000.

Nissen, Hans, Peter Damerow and Robert Englund, 1993,  Archaic Bookkeeping, University of Chicago Press.

Obstfeld, Maurice and Taylor, Alan M., "Globalization and Capital Markets" (March 2002). NBER Working Paper No. W8846. http://ssrn.com/abstract=305072

Ping Xinwei A Monetary History of China 2 vols., 1994 reprint.

Polanyi, Karl,  Conrad Arensberg and Harry Pearson,1957, Trade and Market in the Early Empires, Regency Press.

Preda, Alex, 2004, “Informative Prices, Rational Investors: The Emergence of the Random Walk Hypothesis and the Nineteenth-Century " History of political economy [0018-2702]  vol:36 iss:2 pg:351

Quarterly Journal of Economics 13 (October 1898): 70-84.

Reserve: Feis, Herbert, 1930, Europe, the World’s Banker, Reprint, 1975, Augustus KelleyPublishers. [Amazon link] [BN]  On Reserve.

Geoffrey Poitras, 2000, The Early History of Financial Economics, 1478 – 1776, Edward Elgar. [available only on reserve]

Murphy, Antoin, John Law: Innovative Theorist and Policy-Maker [on reserve]

Polanyi, Karl,  Conrad Arensberg and Harry Pearson, 1957, Trade and Market in the Early Empires, Regency Press. [on reserve]

Polanyi, Karl,  Conrad Arensberg and Harry Pearson,1957, Trade and Market in the Early Empires, Regency Press. [Available only on reserve]

Richard Von Glahn, 1996,  Fountain of Fortune: Money and Monetary Policy in China, 1000-1700, University of California Press.

Robert Babcock, The Spinelli Family. Guide to an Exhibition at the Beinecke Library  (New Haven, 1989)

Robert Shiller, The New Financial Order. Princeton University Press.

Roger Shaler Bagnall   “SPP XX 74: The Last Preserved Bank-Diagraphe,” Tyche 10 (1995) 1-7 (with K. A. Worp)

Schmandt-Besserat, Denise,  1992, Before Writing, Volume I.  University of Texas Press.

Shen Kangshen, John N. Crossley, Anthony W. -C. Lun , Nine Chapters on the Mathematical Arts, The Nine Chapters on the Mathematical Art : Companion and Commentary, selected problems for analysis.

Sigler, Laurence, 2003,  Fibonacci’s Liber Abaci, Springer. Paperback.

Slotsky, Alice, 1997, The Bourse of Babylon, CDL Press. Centuries of spot commodity prices, available on-line.

Stable URL: http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=00659711%281940%2971%3C616%3AAORFRO%3E2.0.CO%3B2-F

Stolper, Matthew W. Entrepreneurs and Empire. 1985. Leiden: Nederlands Instituut voor het Nabije Oosen. Stolper, Matthew W. Entrepreneurs and Empire. 1985. Leiden: Nederlands Instituut voor het Nabije Oosen.

Swetz, Frank, 1987, Capitalism and Arithmetic,  The New Math of the Fifteen Century.

Sylla, Richard and Sidney Homer, A History of Interest Rates. Rutgers University Press; 3rd Rev. edition.

The Franklin Papers at Yale University.  An extraordinary resource on one of America’s  great financial visionaries.  A treasure-trove totally searchable by keyword.

The Great Mirror of Folly

The Suan shu shu 筭數書 'Writings on Reckoning [look for business problems]

This book is sold together with Macay’s Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds which has a chapter on John Law.

Udo Hielscher, 2003, Financing the American Revolution. Museum of American Financial History.

Ukhov,  Andrey, 2003, “Financial Innovation and Russian Government Debt Before 1918” Yale ICF Working Paper No. 03-20.

Velde, Francois, John Law’s System.  Unpublished manuscript, downloadable from his website.

W. Allyn Rickett,  translator,  Guanzi: Political, Economic, and Philosophical Essays from Early China, selected chapters to be identified.

Walter Scheidel, 2006, “The divergent evolution of coinage in eastern and western Eurasia” Working Paper, Stanford University.

Weidenmeir, W.D., 2000, “The Market for Confederate  Cotton Bonds,” Explorations in Economic History, January.

Weir, David and Francois Velde,  1992, “The Financial Market and Government Debt Policy in France, 1746-1793,” Journal of Economic History 52 1-39.

Weir, David and Francois Velde,  1992, “The Financial Market and Government Debt Policy in France, 1746-1793,” Journal of Economic History 52 1-39.

Weir, David, 1989, Tontines,  Public Finance and Revolution in France and England, 1688-1789., Journal of Economic history,  49 , 95-124.

Weir, David, 1989, Tontines,  Public Finance and Revolution in France and England, 1688-1789., Journal of Economic history,  49 , 95-124.

William G. Roy,  1999, Socializing Capital, Princeton Press.

William G. Roy,  1999, Socializing Capital, Princeton Press.

William Graham Sumner,  1898,  Robert Morris: The Financier and the Finances of the American Revolution, Vol. 1 (Paperback Reprint).