Money over Two Centuries: Selected Topics in British Monetary History, 1870-2010

Hardcover | August 26, 2012

byForrest Capie, Geoffrey Wood

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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.

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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...

Forrest Capie worked as an accountant for Ford Motor Company and as a civil servant in the Department of Trade and Industry in New Zealand, before reading economics and economic history at the University of Auckland and the London School of Economics. Amongst many books, he has written The History of the Bank of England, Depression an...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:August 26, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780199655120

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1. IntroductionPart One2. 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 UKPart Two7. 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 Devaluations10. Price Controls in War and Peace: A Marshallian ConclusionPart Three11. Dr Dimitrios Tsomocos: Modelling Institutional Change in the Payments System and its Implications for Monetary Policy12. Can EMU Survive Unchanged?13. Central Banks and Inflation: An Historical Perspective14. The IMF as an International Lender of Last Resort15. Financial Crises from 1803 to 2009: the Crescendo of Moral Hazard16. Central Banking in an Age of Uncertainty