Fears and Hope in Numbers: Financial Data and the Writing of History

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dc.contributor.author MARCUS, Nathan
dc.date.accessioned 2011-11-25T09:26:37Z
dc.date.available 2011-11-25T09:26:37Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.issn 1830-7728
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1814/19314
dc.description.abstract This paper puts forward the methodological view that certain data produced by financial markets can be used without the need to look into how they were compiled. It argues that when trying to understand the causes of the Austrian Boden-Kredit Anstalt's collapse of September 1929, data from bank balance sheets are not a reliable source, whereas data such as bond yields and interest rate differentials help locate the origin of the financial crisis in the resignation of Austria's Chancellor Ignaz Seipel in April 1929. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.ispartofseries EUI MWP en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 2011/35 en
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Financial History en
dc.subject Banking History en
dc.subject Interwar Austria en
dc.subject 1929 en
dc.subject Boden-Kredit Anstalt en
dc.title Fears and Hope in Numbers: Financial Data and the Writing of History en
dc.type Working Paper en
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