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Review of A History of the Federal Reserve. Volume I (2003) by Allan H. Meltzer


  • Bordo, Michael D.


In this essay I distill the seven major themes in A History of the Federal Reserve which covers the Federal Reserve's record from 1914 to 1951. I conclude with a critique.
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  • Bordo, Michael D., 2006. "Review of A History of the Federal Reserve. Volume I (2003) by Allan H. Meltzer," Journal of Monetary Economics, Elsevier, vol. 53(3), pages 633-657, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:moneco:v:53:y:2006:i:3:p:633-657

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    1. Calomiris, Charles W. & Flandreau, Marc & Laeven, Luc, 2016. "Political foundations of the lender of last resort: A global historical narrative," Journal of Financial Intermediation, Elsevier, vol. 28(C), pages 48-65.

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    • E58 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Central Banks and Their Policies


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