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Money over two centuries : selected topics in British monetary history /
by Forrest Capie and Geoffrey Wood.
edition
1st ed.
imprint
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
description
ix, 367 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
019965512X (hbk.), 9780199655120 (hbk.)
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imprint
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
isbn
019965512X (hbk.)
9780199655120 (hbk.)
contents note
1. Introduction -- Part One -- 2. (with Professor Terence C. Mills): Money, Interest Rates, and the Great Depression: Britain from 1870 to 1913 -- 3. Money Demand and Supply under the Gold Standard: the United Kingdom 1870-1914 -- 4. Money in the Economy, 1870-1939 -- 5. Deflation in the British Economy, 1870-1939 -- 6. The Long Run Behaviour of Velocity in the UK -- Part Two -- 7. (with Professor Terence C. Mills): What Happened in 1931? -- 8. Debt Management and Interest Rates: the British stock conversion of 1932 -- 9. Policy Makers in Crisis: A Study of Two Devaluations -- 10. Price Controls in War and Peace: A Marshallian Conclusion -- Part Three -- 11. (with Dr Dimitrios Tsomocos): Modelling Institutional Change in the Payments System and its Implications for Monetary Policy -- 12. Can EMU Survive Unchanged? -- 13. Central Banks and Inflation: An Historical Perspective -- 14. The IMF as an International Lender of Last Resort -- 15. Financial Crises from 1803 to 2009: the Crescendo of Moral Hazard 16: Central Banking in an Age of Uncertainty.
catalogue key
8588690
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Those who would understand the development of British monetary policies, and appreciate how we got where we are, can do no better than begin with this book.
"Two eminent professors emeriti of economic history at City University London have collected some of their published work over three decades into a convenient and useful analytical account of British monetary experiences the last two centuries. Competing hypotheses of connections between money, inflation, central banking, and financial stability are examined to help us understand twenty-first-century events as well as the past...Those who would understand the development of British monetary policies, and appreciate how we got where we are, can do no better than begin with this book."--EH.Net
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Summaries
Long Description
This collection of essays by the eminent financial and monetary historians Forrest Capie and Geoffrey Wood examines and offers explanations of the parts played by money and the banking system in the British economy over the last two centuries. Structured in three chronological parts, it covers: the period of the classical gold standard from 1870 until the First World War, and the associated key issues of the time; the troublesome interwar years, when there was a breakdown in the international economy, the Second World War and immediate post-War years; and the international dimensions of the post-War period up to the present day. It deals with financial crises, periods of stability, and Britain in the international system, and coverstopics such as debt management, money and the exchange rate, interest rates and velocity, as well as central bank independence, monetary unions, price controls and the role of the IMF.Combining empirical research and economic theory, this timely publication is essential reading for all scholars of financial, monetary, and economic history.
Main Description
This collection of essays by the eminent financial and monetary historians Forrest Capie and Geoffrey Wood examines and offers explanations of the parts played by money and the banking system in the British economy over the last two centuries. It deals with financial crises, periods of stability, and Britain in the international system, and covers topics such as debt management, money and the exchange rate, interest rates and velocity, as well as central bankindependence, monetary unions, price controls and the role of the IMF.
Main Description
This collection of essays by the eminent financial and monetary historians Forrest Capie and Geoffrey Wood examines and offers explanations of the parts played by money and the banking system in the British economy over the last two centuries. Structured in three chronological parts, it covers: the period of the classical gold standard from 1870 until the First World War, and the associated key issues of the time; the troublesome interwar years, when there was a breakdown in the international economy, the Second World War and immediate post-War years; and the international dimensions of the post-War period up to the present day. It deals with financial crises, periods of stability, and Britain in the international system, and covers topics such as debt management, money and the exchange rate, interest rates and velocity, as well as central bank independence, monetary unions, price controls and the role of the IMF. Combining empirical research and economic theory, this timely publication is essential reading for all scholars of financial, monetary, and economic history.
Main Description
This collection of essays by the eminent financial and monetary historians Forrest Capie and Geoffrey Wood examines and offers explanations of the parts played by money and the banking system in the British economy over the last two centuries. Structured in three chronological parts, it covers: the period of the classical gold standard from 1870 until the First World War, and the associated key issues of the time; the troublesome interwar years, when there was a breakdown in the international economy, the Second World War and immediatepost-War years; and the international dimensions of the post-War period up to the present day. It deals with financial crises, periods of stability, and Britain in the international system, and covers topics such as debt management, money and the exchange rate, interest rates and velocity, as wellas central bank independence, monetary unions, price controls and the role of the IMF.Combining empirical research and economic theory, this timely publication is essential reading for all scholars of financial, monetary, and economic history.
Table of Contents
Introduction
Professor Terence C. Mills: Money, Interest Rates, and the Great Depression: Britain from 1870 to 19133
Money Demand and Supply under the Gold Standard: the United Kingdom 1870 19144
Money in the Economy, 1870 19395
Deflation in the British Economy, 1870 19396
The Long Run Behaviour of Velocity in the UK
Professor Terence C. Mills: What Happened in 1931?
Debt Management and Interest Rates: the British stock conversion of 1932
Policy Makers in Crisis: A Study of Two Devaluations
Price Controls in War and Peace: A Marshallian Conclusion
Dr Dimitrios Tsomocos: Modelling Institutional Change in the Payments System and its Implications for Monetary Policy
Can EMU Survive Unchanged?
Central Banks and Inflation: An Historical Perspective
The IMF as an International Lender of Last Resort
Financial Crises from 1803 to 2009: the Crescendo of Moral Hazard
Central Banking in an Age of Uncertainty
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