A public introduction and panel discussion on the breakthrough financial history book "From Wall Street to Bay Street".
"From Wall Street to Bay Street" is the first book for a lay audience to tackle the similarities and differences between the financial systems of Canada and the United States. Christopher Kobrak and Joe Martin reveal the different paths each system has taken since the early nineteenth-century, despite the fact that they both originate from the British system. The authors trace the roots of each country’s financial systems back to Alexander Hamilton and insightfully argue that while Canada has preserved a Hamiltonian financial tradition, the United States has favoured the populist Jacksonian tradition since the 1830s. The sporadic and inconsistent fashion in which the American system has changed over time is at odds with the evolutionary path taken by the Canadian system. "From Wall Street to Bay Street" offers a timely and accessible comparison of financial systems that reflects the political and cultural milieus of two of the world’s top ten economies.
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