Revising ‘Bloody Foreigners!’ 

3 Pages Posted: 10 Oct 2018

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Richard S. Grossman

Wesleyan University - Economics Department; Institute for Quantitative Social Sciences - Harvard University; Centre for Economic Policy Research

Date Written: November 2018


Leslie Hannah argues, among other things, that the series on par value of UK‐listed equities that I presented in an article published in the Economic History Review in 2015 is deeply flawed. Although I would quibble with some of Hannah's points, his main conclusion is correct: many of the series in ‘Bloody foreigners!’ are, in fact, flawed and require substantial revision. In this note, I explain the source of the errors and the steps I have taken to correct them in the preparation of subsequent work.

Suggested Citation

Grossman, Richard S., Revising ‘Bloody Foreigners!’  (November 2018). The Economic History Review, Vol. 71, Issue 4, pp. 1357-1359, 2018, Available at SSRN: or

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