Gary Richardson is the Historian of the Federal Reserve System and a member of the
Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. He is a Professor of
Economics at the University of California, Irvine and a Research Associate at the
National Bureau of Economic Research (on leave). He works on the Great Depression in the
United States and the Industrial Revolution in Britain. 

Great Depression

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Intensified Regulatory Scrutiny and Bank Distress in New York City during the Great Depression,” with Patrick Van Horn, Journal of Economic History (2009)

Bank distress peaked in New York City, at the center of the United States money...

 

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Distress during the Great Depression: The Illiquidity-Insolvency Debate Revisited, Explorations in Economic History (2007)

During the contraction from 1929 to 1933, the Federal Reserve System tracked changes in the...

 

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Check is in the Mail: Correspondent Clearing and the Banking Panics of the Great Depression, Journal of Economic History (2007)

Weaknesses within the check-clearing system played a hitherto unrecognized role in the banking crises of...

 

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Deposit Insurance Altered the Composition of Bank Suspensions during the 1920s: Evidence from the Archives of the Board of Governors (with Ching-Yi Chung), The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy (2007)

Eight states established deposit insurance systems between 1908 and 1917. All abandoned the systems between...

 

Property Rights and the Industrial Revolution

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Making Property Productive: Reorganizing Rights to Real and Equitable Estates in Britain, 1660 to 1830, European Review of Economic History (2009)

Between 1660 and 1830, Parliament passed thousands of Acts restructuring rights to real and equitable...

 

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Estate Acts, 1600 to 1830: A New Source for British History, NBER Working Papers (2008)

A new database demonstrates that between 1600 and 1830, Parliament passed thousands of acts restructuring...

 

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The Records of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in the National Archives of the United States, Financial History Review (2006)

The archives of the Federal Reserve System are found in Record Group 82 at the...

 

Relgion, Industry, and Guilds in Medieval Europe

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Religion, Longevity, and Cooperation: The Case of the Craft Guild, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization (2009)

Whenthe mortality rate is high, repeated interaction alonemaynot sustain cooperation, and religion may play an...

 

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The Prudent Village: Risk Pooling Institutions in Medieval English Agriculture, Journal of Economic History (2005)

The prudent peasant mitigated the risk of crop failures by scattering his arable land throughout...

 

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Christianity and Craft Guilds in Late Medieval England: A Rational Choice Analysis, Rationality and Society (2005)

In late-medieval England, craft guilds simultaneously pursued piety and profit. Why did guilds pursue those...

 

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Guilds, Laws, and Markets for Manufactured Merchandise in Late-Medieval England, Explorations in Economic History (2004)

The prevailing paradigm of medieval manufacturing presumes guilds monopolized markets for durable goods in late-medieval...

 

American History

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Intensified Regulatory Scrutiny and Bank Distress in New York City during the Great Depression,” with Patrick Van Horn, Journal of Economic History (2009)

Bank distress peaked in New York City, at the center of the United States money...

 

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Distress during the Great Depression: The Illiquidity-Insolvency Debate Revisited, Explorations in Economic History (2007)

During the contraction from 1929 to 1933, the Federal Reserve System tracked changes in the...

 

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Check is in the Mail: Correspondent Clearing and the Banking Panics of the Great Depression, Journal of Economic History (2007)

Weaknesses within the check-clearing system played a hitherto unrecognized role in the banking crises of...

 

European History

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Religion, Longevity, and Cooperation: The Case of the Craft Guild, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization (2009)

Whenthe mortality rate is high, repeated interaction alonemaynot sustain cooperation, and religion may play an...

 

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Making Property Productive: Reorganizing Rights to Real and Equitable Estates in Britain, 1660 to 1830, European Review of Economic History (2009)

Between 1660 and 1830, Parliament passed thousands of Acts restructuring rights to real and equitable...

 

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Estate Acts, 1600 to 1830: A New Source for British History, NBER Working Papers (2008)

A new database demonstrates that between 1600 and 1830, Parliament passed thousands of acts restructuring...

 

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The Prudent Village: Risk Pooling Institutions in Medieval English Agriculture, Journal of Economic History (2005)

The prudent peasant mitigated the risk of crop failures by scattering his arable land throughout...

 

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Christianity and Craft Guilds in Late Medieval England: A Rational Choice Analysis, Rationality and Society (2005)

In late-medieval England, craft guilds simultaneously pursued piety and profit. Why did guilds pursue those...

 

Data

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Estate Acts, 1600 to 1830: A New Source for British History, NBER Working Papers (2008)

A new database demonstrates that between 1600 and 1830, Parliament passed thousands of acts restructuring...

 

Agricultural History

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The Prudent Village: Risk Pooling Institutions in Medieval English Agriculture, Journal of Economic History (2005)

The prudent peasant mitigated the risk of crop failures by scattering his arable land throughout...

 

Federal Reserve History

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Intensified Regulatory Scrutiny and Bank Distress in New York City during the Great Depression,” with Patrick Van Horn, Journal of Economic History (2009)

Bank distress peaked in New York City, at the center of the United States money...

 

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Distress during the Great Depression: The Illiquidity-Insolvency Debate Revisited, Explorations in Economic History (2007)

During the contraction from 1929 to 1933, the Federal Reserve System tracked changes in the...

 

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Check is in the Mail: Correspondent Clearing and the Banking Panics of the Great Depression, Journal of Economic History (2007)

Weaknesses within the check-clearing system played a hitherto unrecognized role in the banking crises of...

 

Financial Regulation