The Stock of British Investment Overseas on the Eve of the First World War: A Revised Estimate

  • D. C. M. Platt


In Part I, I argued that the only feasible route to a stock figure for British investment overseas just before the First World War was ‘direct’ — the compilation of numbers for securities bought and sold on a stock exchange. The ‘balance of payments method’, whatever its theoretical advantages, has not yet reached a point when it can realistically be expected to supply any such thing, besides which its practitioners have themselves aimed at a different kind of result.


Foreign Investment Stock Exchange Foreign Ownership Secondary Market London Stock Exchange 
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  • D. C. M. Platt
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  1. 1.St Antony’s CollegeOxfordUK

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