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Central Banks as Economic Institutions

Edited by Jean-Philippe Touffut

in Books from Edward Elgar Publishing

Abstract: The number of central banks in the world is approaching 180, a tenfold increase since the beginning of the twentieth century. What lies behind the spread of this economic institution? What underlying process has brought central banks to hold such a key role in economic life today? This book examines from a transatlantic perspective how the central bank has become the bank of banks. Thirteen distinguished economists and central bankers have been brought together to evaluate how central banks work, arrive at their policies, choose their instruments and gauge their success in managing economies, both in times of crisis and periods of growth.

Keywords: Economics and Finance (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F5 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2008
ISBN: 9781848441088
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Chapters in this book:

Ch 1 Monetary Beliefs and the Power of Central Banks Downloads
André Orléan
Ch 2 Monetary Policy in Germany Since 1948: National Tradition, International Best Practice or Ideology? Downloads
Carl-Ludwig Holtfrerich
Ch 3 What Objectives for Monetary Policy? Downloads
Benjamin M. Friedman
Ch 4 Financial Stability and Monetary Policy: A Framework Downloads
Gerhard Illing
Ch 5 Coordinating Expectations in Monetary Policy Downloads
Stephen Morris and Hyun Song Shin
Ch 6 Central Bank Transparency: Where, Why and With What Effects? Nazire Nergiz Dincer and Barry Eichengreen Downloads
Nazire Nergiz Dincer and Barry Eichengreen
Ch 7 Global imbalances: Origins, Consequences and Possible Resolutions Downloads
Takatoshi Ito
Ch 8 Global Imbalances: A Contemporary ‘Rashomon’ Saga Downloads
Nouriel Roubini
Ch 9 Round Table Discussion: Monetary Policy in the New International Environment Downloads
Patrick Artus, Alan Blinder, Willem Buiter, Robert Solow and Otmar Issing

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