Allan Meltzer and the History of the Federal Reserve
Michael Bordo ()
No 17107, Economics Working Papers from Hoover Institution, Stanford University
Allan Meltzer was one of the leading monetary economists of the twentieth century. Allan was a key player in the debates over Monetarist and Keynesian doctrines as well as the debates over how to conduct monetary policy. He was always a strong advocate for rules-based monetary and lender of last resort policy. A salient part of his contribution was his monumental two volumeÂ History of the Federal Reserve 1913 to 1986 (2003 and 2010). In this essay, I present the main arguments of theÂ HistoryÂ and provide an evaluation his contribution.
Keywords: Meltzer; Federal Reserve; monetary economics; monetary policy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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