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The Resource A history of the Federal Reserve, Allan H. Meltzer ; with a foreword by Alan Greenspan

A history of the Federal Reserve, Allan H. Meltzer ; with a foreword by Alan Greenspan

Label
A history of the Federal Reserve
Title
A history of the Federal Reserve
Statement of responsibility
Allan H. Meltzer ; with a foreword by Alan Greenspan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This first volume of Allan H. Meltzer's history of the Federal Reserve System covers the period from the Federal Reserve's founding in 1913 through the Treasury-Federal Reserve Accord of 1951. To understand why the Federal Reserve acted as it did at key points in its history, Meltzer draws on meeting minutes, correspondence, and other internal documents (many made public only during the 1970s) to trace the reasoning behind its policy decisions. He explains why the Federal Reserve remained passive throughout most of the economic decline that led to the Great Depression, and how the Board's actions helped to produce the deep recession of 1937 and 1938. He also highlights the impact that individuals had on the institution, such as Benjamin Strong, governor of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in the 1920s, who played a large role in the adoption of a more active monetary policy by the Federal Reserve. From attempts to build a new international financial system at the London Monetary and Economic Conference of 1933 to the Bretton Woods Agreement of 1944 that established the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, Meltzer also examines the influence the Federal Reserve has had on international affairs
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Meltzer, Allan H
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HG2563
LC item number
.M383 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.)
  • Federal Reserve banks
Label
A history of the Federal Reserve, Allan H. Meltzer ; with a foreword by Alan Greenspan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Volume 1, 1913-1951.
  • Central banking theory and practice before the Federal Reserve Act
  • In the beginning, 1914 to 1922
  • New procedures, new problems, 1923-1929
  • Why did monetary policy fail in the thirties?
  • In the backseat, 1933 to 1941
  • Under treasury control, 1942 to 1951
  • Conclusion: the first thirty-seven years
  • Volume 2, book 1, 1951-1969. A
  • New beginning, 1951-60
  • The
  • Early Keynesian Era : a low-inflation interlude, 1961-65
  • The
  • Great inflation: phase I
  • Volume 2, book 2, 1970-1986.
  • International monetary problems, 1964-71
  • Under controls : Camp David and beyond
  • Why monetary policy failed again in the 1970s
  • Disinflation
  • Restoring stability, 1983-86
  • Past problems and future opportunities
Control code
sky244940239
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
volumes <volume 1, volume 2, books 1-2> :b illustrations
Isbn
9780226519999
Isbn Type
(v. 1 : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002072007
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
A history of the Federal Reserve, Allan H. Meltzer ; with a foreword by Alan Greenspan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Volume 1, 1913-1951.
  • Central banking theory and practice before the Federal Reserve Act
  • In the beginning, 1914 to 1922
  • New procedures, new problems, 1923-1929
  • Why did monetary policy fail in the thirties?
  • In the backseat, 1933 to 1941
  • Under treasury control, 1942 to 1951
  • Conclusion: the first thirty-seven years
  • Volume 2, book 1, 1951-1969. A
  • New beginning, 1951-60
  • The
  • Early Keynesian Era : a low-inflation interlude, 1961-65
  • The
  • Great inflation: phase I
  • Volume 2, book 2, 1970-1986.
  • International monetary problems, 1964-71
  • Under controls : Camp David and beyond
  • Why monetary policy failed again in the 1970s
  • Disinflation
  • Restoring stability, 1983-86
  • Past problems and future opportunities
Control code
sky244940239
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
volumes <volume 1, volume 2, books 1-2> :b illustrations
Isbn
9780226519999
Isbn Type
(v. 1 : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002072007
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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