Understanding Central Banking

Understanding Central Banking

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Employing a light and lively writing style, the book starts with the history of central banking in England and then shifts focus to the United States, explains in detail how the Fed works, and covers the Fed's unprecedented activities to prevent the Great Recession from spiraling into the Greatest Depression. The final chapter presents a detailed scorecard for each of the Fed chairmen over the last 40 years.The Federal Reserve System was created in 1913, largely in response to the Panic of 1907. ... in the Roaring Twenties, though it did tighten policy early in the decade to try to curtail inflation and late in the decade to try to deflate the stock market bubble. ... Searching for a more active policy instrument, the monetary authorities discovered more or less by accident that by buying or selling U.S. Treasuryanbsp;...

Title:Understanding Central Banking
Author: David M Jones
Publisher:Routledge - 2014-12-18

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