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Central banking in the twentieth century 1 edition

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Central banking in the twentieth century
John Singleton

Published 2011 by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

"Central banks are powerful but poorly understood organisations. In 1900 the Bank of Japan was the only central bank to exist outside Europe but over the past century central banking has proliferated. John Singleton here explains how central banks and the profession of central banking have evolved and spread across the globe during this period. He shows that the central banking world has experienced two revolutions in thinking and practice, the first after the depression of the early 1930s, and the second in response to the high inflation of the 1970s and 1980s. In addition, the central banking profession has changed radically. In 1900 the professional central banker was a specialised type of banker, whereas today he or she must also be a sophisticated economist and a public official. Understanding these changes is essential to explaining the role of central banks during the recent global financial crisis"--

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.


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HG1811 .S378 2011

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