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A History of Public Banking in Portugal in the 19th and 20th Centuries: The Caixa Geral de Depositos

A History of Public Banking in Portugal in the 19th and 20th Centuries: The Caixa Geral de Depositos (Hardback)

By Lains, Pedro

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  • Pub Date
    30 Nov 20

This book examines the history of what became one of Portugal's largest banks, the Caixa Geral de Depositos. The bank was founded in 1876 by the state to run public deposits, and evolved into a savings bank, catering for both public and private deposits. Its history goes beyond t...he history of banking, as it ties in with the role of the state in the banking sector and financial markets. The book weaves in and out of different political and international contexts, following the many changes of the Portuguese political regime and of its interactions with the national and international economy. The most important lesson from the study is that publicly owned institutions can compete successfully with the private sector when they simultaneously cater for the interests of policy makers as well as those of the public, in this case, the depositors. The history of the Caixa Geral de Depositos therefore shows how the state of a peripheral economy is capable of successfully managing a large financial institution when the right set of incentives is in place. This work will be a valuable resource for researchers and students of financial and economic history at both the advanced undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It will also provide interesting insights for practitioners in the financial sector.
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ISBN 9781138388208
Released AU 30 Nov 2020
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Hardback
Series Financial History (part: 28)
Available for pre-order, ships once released

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ISBN-13 9781138388208
Stock Release date is 30 November 2020
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Released 30 Nov 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Lains, Pedro
Series Financial History (part: 28)
Category Economic History
Monetary Economics
Number of Pages 280
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
ONIX Text College/higher education