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Law and Long-Term Economic ChangeA Eurasian Perspective$
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Debin Ma and Jan Luiten van Zanden

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780804772730

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804772730.001.0001

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The Evolution of Self- and State Regulation of the London Stock Exchange, 1688–1878

The Evolution of Self- and State Regulation of the London Stock Exchange, 1688–1878

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(p.300) Chapter Fourteen The Evolution of Self- and State Regulation of the London Stock Exchange, 1688–1878
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Law and Long-Term Economic Change
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Larry Neal
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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804772730.003.0014

This chapter examines the claim that the success of the London Stock Exchange was linked to the British common law system and the self-regulation of that institution. It shows the importance of the self-regulating London Stock Exchange as an institutional safeguard against opportunistic and dishonest trading practices by its members. However, this chapter argues that the relationship between formal regulation and informal regulation of the London Stock Exchange over time was much more complex than simply reflecting a common law society governed by central government.

Keywords:   London Stock Exchange, British common law, informal regulation, self-regulation

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