War, Bond Prices, and Public Opinion 978-3-16-159537-0 - Mohr Siebeck
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Tobias A. Jopp

War, Bond Prices, and Public Opinion

How Did the Amsterdam Bond Market Perceive the Belligerents' War Effort During World War One?

[Krieg, Anleihekurse und öffentliche Meinung. Wie hat der Amsterdamer Anleihemarkt die Kriegsanstrengungen der Kriegsparteien während des Ersten Weltkriegs wahrgenommen?]

2021. XVIII, 317 pages.

Economy and History 2

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One persistent topic in the historiography of the First World War is how contemporaries perceived the war's course. Tobias A. Jopp investigates financial market players' perception of the war's course as reflected in sovereign bond prices, thereby offering new perspectives of the war in public opinion.
The First World War was a watershed in the evolution of warfare, politics, economics, and the social sphere. One persistent topic in the historiography of the war is how contemporaries perceived the war's outbreak and its course. Tobias A. Jopp contributes to the related research from a new angle by analysing a quantitative source of perception that has hitherto been largely neglected, namely, the prices at which sovereign bonds were traded in the financial markets. Sovereign bond prices can be understood as a real-time opinion poll conducted among bondholders as to how the borrowing countries fared considering the war's implications for public finances. Specifically, the author investigates the Amsterdam Stock Exchange between 1914 and 1919. The empirical analysis derives and discusses perceived turning points and asks how bondholders perceived the established alliances' credibility.
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Tobias A. Jopp Born 1980; studied economics at the University of Münster; research assistant in the Department of Economics at the University of Hohenheim; 2012 PhD in economics (Hohenheim); Research Assistant and Assistant Professor in the Department of History at the University of Regensburg; Deputy Professorship in the Department of Economics at the University of Hohenheim; 2019 Habilitation; currently Senior Assistant Professor in the Department of History at the University of Regensburg, Chair of Economic and Social History.

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