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Título: Notarial activity and credit demand in Lisbon during the eighteenth-century
Autor: Costa, Leonor Freire
Rocha, Maria Manuela
Brito, Paulo
Palavras-chave: Credit markets
Brazilian gold
Lisbon earthquake
Data: 2015
Editora: ISEG - GHES
Citação: Costa, Leonor Freire, Maria Manuela Rocha e Paulo Brito (2015). "Notarial activity and credit demand in Lisbon during the eighteenth-century". Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão – GHES Documento de Trabalho/Working Paper nº 51-2015
Relatório da Série N.º: GHES Documento de Trabalho/Working Paper;nº 51-2015
Resumo: The long-term financial effects of increased liquidity in the Portuguese economy in the 18th century are the subject of an ongoing study on the private credit market in Lisbon. The research project focuses interest rates variations and the 1755 earthquake’s impacts, integrating these topics into a broader approach on the Portuguese economy in a time when colonial Brazil contributed to gold money inflows. This article presents the methodological procedures followed to build up a representative sample of short-term loans that form the database for this project and describes the first results of the study considering the uses of credit. First results assure the minor role played by investment, whereas the main use of loans was personal credit for consumption. An extremely large proportion of this category, however, referred to contracts for the acquisition of durable goods (including the building of urban properties). The importance of rollover and restructuring of debts is the unanticipated information these short-term loans provided, and the earthquake did not show up as affecting particularly this feature of the structure of credit. The destruction of capital nevertheless accounted for the need of building and improving residential capital, and for that reason organisational investment to rebuild urban stores and rural equipment reached some representativeness among the overall uses of credit between 1756 and 1780.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.5/8996
ISSN: 2183-1785
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