|Module Title||BANKING AND FINANCE IN BRITAIN SINCE 1800|
|Co-ordinator||Dr Richard Coopey|
|Course delivery||Lecture||18 Hours|
|Seminars / Tutorials||10 Hours|
|Essay||2 essays (1 x 4,000 words, 1 x 2,500 words)||40%|
|Resit assessment||3 hour closed examination plus any missing written work|
The module will chart the contours of banking and finance in Britain since 1800. In doing so it will confront a range of issues and debates relating to banking history and provide a route to understanding a vital component in the history of British economy and its relative performance in international terms. Perspectives taken will encompass economic, institutional, cultural, and social factors in the evolution of banking and finance in Britain. Topics covered will include the evolving structure of the banking and financial sector; the relationship of banks to industry, including the "City-industry divide" debate; British banking and finance and the global economy; and government regulation and intervention in this sector.
** Recommended Text
Capie, F. and Collins M. (1992) Have the Banks Failed British Industry?. IEA
Kinross, J. (1982) Fifty Years in the City. John Murray
Niall Ferguson. (1998) The World's Banker : The History of the House of Rothschild (chapter 1).