Module Identifier HY39320  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Dr Richard G Coopey  
Semester Intended for use in future years  
Next year offered N/A  
Next semester offered N/A  
Mutually Exclusive HY39230 Available as 20 credit option to Economics students only  
Course delivery Lecture   18 Hours  
  Seminars / Tutorials   10 Hours  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam2 Hours  60%
Semester Assessment Essay: 2 essays (2,500 words each)  40%
Supplementary Assessment 2 hour closed examination plus any missing written work   

Brief description

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.

Reading Lists

** Recommended Text
Capie, F. and Collins M (199201) 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)


This module is at CQFW Level 6