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Private Credit Markets in Paris 1690-1840

Hoffman, Philip T. and Postel-Vinay, Gilles and Rosenthal, Jean-Laurent (1992) Private Credit Markets in Paris 1690-1840. Journal of Economic History, 52 (2). pp. 293-306. ISSN 0022-0507. doi:10.1017/S0022050700010743.

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Relying on a large sample of private and public loan contracts taken from Parisian notarial records, this article examines the private borrowers and lenders who participated in the credit market between 1690 and 1840. It explains the important role notaries played in the market, describes the types of loans available to borrowers and lenders, stresses the importance of the life cycle in explaining the recourse to indebtedness, and ends with a discussion of the difficulties lenders had in assessing creditworthiness.

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Additional Information:© 1992 Economic History Association. The authors wish to thank David Weir for his comments.
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Official Citation:Hoffman, Philip T., Gilles Postel-Vinay, and Jean-Laurent Rosenthal. 1992. “Private Credit Markets in Paris, 1690-1840”. The Journal of Economic History 52 (2). Cambridge University Press: 293–306.
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