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Taking Firms to the Stock Market: IPOs and the Importance of Universal Banks in Imperial Germany 1896-1913

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  • Sibylle Lehmann

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  • Sibylle Lehmann, 2011. "Taking Firms to the Stock Market: IPOs and the Importance of Universal Banks in Imperial Germany 1896-1913," Cologne Economic History papers 9, University of Cologne, Department of Economic and Business History, revised Mar 2011.
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    1. Gissler, Stefan, 2015. "A margin call gone wrong: Credit, stock prices, and Germany's Black Friday 1927," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2015-54, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
    2. Sibylle H. Lehmann, 2014. "Taking firms to the stock market: IPOs and the importance of large banks in imperial Germany, 1896–1913," Economic History Review, Economic History Society, vol. 67(1), pages 92-122, February.
    3. Gissler, Stefan, 2015. "Slow capital, fast prices: Shocks to funding liquidity and stock price reversals," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2015-43, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).

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    Keywords

    Stock Market; Germany; Universal Banks; Dresdner Bank; Deutsche Bank; price competition;

    JEL classification:

    • N2 - Economic History - - Financial Markets and Institutions
    • N8 - Economic History - - Micro-Business History
    • O0 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - General
    • C0 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - General

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