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Thomas Passananti ;América Latina en la Historia Económica. Revista de Investigación 2015, 22 1

Author: James Gerber

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América Latina en la Historia Económica. Revista de Investigación ISSN: 1405-2253 alhe@mora.edu.mx Instituto de Investigaciones Dr.
José María Luis Mora México Gerber, James; Passananti, Thomas THE ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES OF FINANCIAL REGIMES: A NEW LOOK AT THE BANKING POLICIES OF MEXICO AND BRAZIL, 1890-1910 América Latina en la Historia Económica.
Revista de Investigación, vol.
22, núm.
1, enero-abril, 2015, pp.
35-58 Instituto de Investigaciones Dr.
José María Luis Mora Distrito Federal, México Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=279133751002 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative THE ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES OF FINANCIAL REGIMES: A NEW LOOK AT THE BANKING POLICIES OF MEXICO AND BRAZIL, 1890-1910 CONSECUENCIAS ECONÓMICAS DE LOS REGÍMENES FINANCIEROS: UNA NUEVA PERSPECTIVA DE LAS POLÍTICAS BANCARIAS DE MÉXICO Y BRASIL, 1890-1910 James Gerber and Thomas Passananti San Diego State University, San Diego, Estados Unidos de América jgerber@mail.sdsu.edu; tpassananti@gmail.com Abstract.
This paper compares the consequences of different financial policies adopted in Mexico and Brazil in the decades before World War I.
In the 1890s, the national governments of Mexico and Brazil pursued strikingly different policies toward banking regulation.
In Brazil, after the fall of the monarchy, authorities briefly experimented with financial liberalization.
In Mexico, in the same era, public officials created a banking system with more constraints and regulations.
We compare the costs and benefits to the financial systems and the macroeconomic effects of these different banking regimes, thereby revisiting two classic concerns of financial historians, the costs of financial fragility versus the benefits of fi...





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