The Age of Central Banks

According to Curzio Giannini s neo-institutionalist methodological approach, social institutions are, in fact, essential in the coordination of individual decisions as they minimize transaction costs, overcome information asymmetries and ...

The Age of Central Banks

Author: Curzio Giannini

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 0857932144

Page: 298

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Curzio had one of the most fertile and original minds ever to be deployed on questions relating, first, to the interactions between Central Banks, private sector financial intermediaries and the government, and second to the working of the international monetary system in general, and to the role of the IMF specifically within that. His approach has been to apply a theory of history , which provides a beautifully written and illuminating book, much easier and nicer to read and more rounded than the limited mathematical models that have so monopolised academia in recent decades. From the foreword by Charles A.E. Goodhart Curzio Giannini s history of the evolution of central banks illustrates how the most relevant institutional developments have taken place at times of widespread confidence crises and in response to deflationary pressures. The eminent and highly-renowned author provides an analytical perspective to study the evolution of central banking as an endogenous response to crisis and to the ever increasing needs of economic growth. The key argument of the analysis is that crucial innovations in the payment technology (from the invention of coinage to the development of electronic money) could not have taken place without an institution i.e. the central bank - that could preserve confidence in the instruments used as money. According to Curzio Giannini s neo-institutionalist methodological approach, social institutions are, in fact, essential in the coordination of individual decisions as they minimize transaction costs, overcome information asymmetries and deal with incomplete contracts. This enlightening and revealing historical theory perspective on central banking will prove a thought-provoking read for academic and institutional economists, economic historians, and economic policymakers involved in the task of crafting a new institutional arrangement for central banking in the globalized economy.

Norges Bank 1816 2016

This is a book on the 200-year history of Norges Bank, a central bank in a
relatively small and remote country. It is—to some extent, but only to some extent
—a contribution to the relatively broad literature on the history of national central
banks.

Norges Bank 1816 2016

Author: Einar Lie

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198860013

Page: 336

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Norges Bank has been an integrated part of Norwegian economic development from the complicated birth of the new nation-state after the Napoleonic wars to the present nouveau-richness of the Norwegian oil economy. This book traces its 200-year history, focusing on its relations with political institutions that have shaped and reshaped the bank's role since its establishment in 1816. In the first fragile years of the new nation, Norges Bank took centre stage in the discussion on how to reconstruct a collapsed monetary system, and how trust and resources should support the core financial function of the State apparatus. The financial and political role of the bank came to the fore from the late 1800s and peaked during the turbulent interwar years of the 1920s, after which the bank became the foremost defender of the monetary order and the gold standard, in bitter conflict with the emerging Labour Party. The blow that the Second World War delivered to central bank independence left the bank firmly subordinated to the Ministry of Finance. Not until 1986 was larger autonomy in monetary policy granted, and since then the bank's weight and responsibilities have continued to expand with its position as manager of the Norwegian oil fund. The bank's role has been largely defined by perceptions of what kind of financial services Norway needed, how economic policy was coordinated, and how discretionary power was distributed between the elected bodies, the executive branch, and underlying institutions with a defined mandate. The central aim of this book is to trace and explain these changes over the past two centuries.

Unelected Power

The Quest for Legitimacy in Central Banking and the Regulatory State Paul
Tucker. Gates ... The Age of Central Banks. ... “The Same, But Different: Central
Banks, Regulatory Agencies, and the Politics of Delegation to Independent
Agencies.

Unelected Power

Author: Paul Tucker

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691176736

Page: 656

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Guiding principles for ensuring that central bankers and other unelected policymakers remain stewards of the common good Central bankers have emerged from the financial crisis as the third great pillar of unelected power alongside the judiciary and the military. They pull the regulatory and financial levers of our economic well-being, yet unlike democratically elected leaders, their power does not come directly from the people. Unelected Power lays out the principles needed to ensure that central bankers, technocrats, regulators, and other agents of the administrative state remain stewards of the common good and do not become overmighty citizens. Paul Tucker draws on a wealth of personal experience from his many years in domestic and international policymaking to tackle the big issues raised by unelected power, and enriches his discussion with examples from the United States, Britain, France, Germany, and the European Union. Blending economics, political theory, and public law, Tucker explores the necessary conditions for delegated but politically insulated power to be legitimate in the eyes of constitutional democracy and the rule of law. He explains why the solution must fit with how real-world government is structured, and why technocrats and their political overseers need incentives to make the system work as intended. Tucker explains how the regulatory state need not be a fourth branch of government free to steer by its own lights, and how central bankers can emulate the best of judicial self-restraint and become models of dispersed power. Like it or not, unelected power has become a hallmark of modern government. This critically important book shows how to harness it to the people's purposes.

The Oxford Handbook of the Economics of Central Banking

Matters become even cloudier when these more sophisticated models that are
necessary for a postcrisis world are confronted with the various creative
interventions implemented by central banks since 2008, generally referred to as
QE. Finally ...

The Oxford Handbook of the Economics of Central Banking

Author: David G. Mayes

Publisher: Oxford Handbooks

ISBN: 0190626194

Page: 792

View: 744

"The Handbook reflects the state of the art in the theory and practice of central banking. It covers all the essential areas that have come under scrutiny since the global financial crisis of 2007-9"--

Central Banking Before 1800

History of the Principal Public Banks, pp. 301–18, Den Haag, reprinted London:
Frank Cass & Co., 1964. Marperger, P. J. (1717), Beschreibung der Banquen.
Felix du Serre. Mersch, Y. (2017), “Central Bank Independence Revisited',
speech ...

Central Banking Before 1800

Author: Ulrich Bindseil

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198849990

Page: 320

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Although central banking is today often presented as having emerged in the nineteenth or even twentieth century, it has a long and colourful history before 1800, from which important lessons for today's debates can be drawn. While the core of central banking is the issuance of money of the highest possible quality, central banks have also varied considerably in terms of what form of money they issued (deposits or banknotes), what asset mix they held (precious metals, financial claims to the government, loans to private debtors), who owned them (the public, or private shareholders), and who benefitted from their power to provide emergency loans. Central Banking Before 1800: A Rehabilitation reviews 25 central banks that operated before 1800 to provide new insights into the financial system in early modern times. Central Banking Before 1800 rehabilitates pre-1800 central banking, including the role of numerous other institutions, on the European continent. It argues that issuing central bank money is a natural monopoly, and therefore central banks were always based on public charters regulating them and giving them a unique role in a sovereign territorial entity. Many early central banks were not only based on a public charter but were also publicly owned and managed, and had well defined policy objectives. Central Banking Before 1800 reviews these objectives and the financial operations to show that many of today's controversies around central banking date back to the period 1400-1800.

Report on Old Age Pensions Charitable Relief and State Insurance in England and on the Continent of Europe

The Pension Funds enjoy the same privileges as regards fiscal exemptions as
the Pension funds ordinary and Postal Savings Banks . The deeds founding the
Central and Local Funds , and any future modifications in their Statutes , or the ...

Report on Old Age Pensions  Charitable Relief and State Insurance in England and on the Continent of Europe

Author: New South Wales. Commissioner on old age pensions and charitable relief

Publisher:

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Page: 515

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The Political Economy of Central Banking

This volume explores the economic and political contours of the struggle for influence over the policies of central banks such as the Federal Reserve, and the implications of this struggle for economic performance and the distribution of ...

The Political Economy of Central Banking

Author: Gerald Epstein

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1788978412

Page: 576

View: 739

Central banks are among the most powerful government economic institutions in the world. This volume explores the economic and political contours of the struggle for influence over the policies of central banks such as the Federal Reserve, and the implications of this struggle for economic performance and the distribution of wealth and power in society.

Central Banking in Theory and Practice

Based on the 1996 Lionel Robbins Lectures, this readable book deals succinctly, in a nontechnical manner, with a wide variety of issues in monetary policy.

Central Banking in Theory and Practice

Author: Alan S. Blinder

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262522601

Page: 92

View: 226

Based on the 1996 Lionel Robbins Lectures, this readable book deals succinctly, in a nontechnical manner, with a wide variety of issues in monetary policy.

The Implement Age

by the central bank of the standing of its funds and in this way every bank is
advised of the status of all other banks , and of the A RAIFFEISEN CENTRAL CO
- OPERATIVE BANK system as a whole . The local banks pay onestailed ...

The Implement Age

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Legal Autonomy of Central Banks

Schwartz , P . , Central Bank Monopoly in the History of Economic Thought : A
Century of Myopia in England en Currency ... Schweikart , L . , Banking in the
American South from the Age of Jackson Reconstruction , Louisiana State
University ...

Legal Autonomy of Central Banks

Author: Miguel Reyes Sánchez

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 126

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Central Banks and Gold

Bytheway and Metzler tell the story of how the first age of central-bank power and pride ended in the disaster of the Great Depression, when a rush for gold brought the system crashing down.

Central Banks and Gold

Author: Simon James Bytheway

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 1501706500

Page: 260

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In recent decades, Tokyo, London, and New York have been the sites of credit bubbles of historically unprecedented magnitude. Central bankers have enjoyed almost unparalleled power and autonomy. They have cooperated to construct and preserve towering structures of debt, reshaping relations of power and ownership around the world. In Central Banks and Gold, Simon James Bytheway and Mark Metzler explore how this financialized form of globalism first took shape a century ago, when Tokyo first joined London and New York as a major financial center. As revealed here for the first time, close cooperation between central banks began along an unexpected axis, between London and Tokyo, around the year 1900, with the Bank of England’s secret use of large Bank of Japan funds to intervene in the London markets. Central-bank cooperation became multilateral during World War I—the moment when Japan first emerged as a creditor country. In 1919 and 1920, as Japan, Great Britain, and the United States adopted deflation policies, the results of cooperation were realized in the world’s first globally coordinated program of monetary policy. It was also in 1920 that Wall Street bankers moved to establish closer ties with Tokyo. Bytheway and Metzler tell the story of how the first age of central-bank power and pride ended in the disaster of the Great Depression, when a rush for gold brought the system crashing down. In all of this, we see also the quiet but surprisingly central place of Japan. We see it again today, in the way that Japan has unwillingly led the world into a new age of post-bubble economics.

Capture and Exclude

Developing Economies and the Poor in Global Finance Amiya Kumar Bagchi,
Gary Dymski. Central Bank ' Autonomy ' in the Age of Finance The Implications
for Developing countries Jayati Ghosh - The very notion of central bank '
autonomy ' ...

Capture and Exclude

Author: Amiya Kumar Bagchi

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 343

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Papers presented at the International Conference on Global Finance and Integration of Developing Economies; organized and held at Institute of Development Studies, Kolkata in 2005.

The Age of Uncertainty

The United States set up a central bank. More exactly, in a compromise designed
to overcome the old hostility, it established twelve central banks and a co-
ordinating body of ill-defined power in Washington. This was the Federal
Reserve ...

The Age of Uncertainty

Author: John Kenneth Galbraith

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)

ISBN: 9780395259474

Page:

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The distinguished diplomat and economist surveys the ideas and influence of economists and social philosophers, from Adam Smith's day to the present, contrasting the certainties in nineteenth-century economic thought with the uncertainty of today's