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MIT and Money

  • Perry Mehrling

    (Barnard College, Columbia University)

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    The Treasury-Fed Accord of 1951 and the subsequent rebuilding of private capital markets, first domestically and then globally, provided the shifting institutional background against which thinking about money and monetary policy evolved within the MIT economics department. Throughout that evolution, a constant, and a constraint, was the conception of monetary economics that Paul Samuelson had himself developed as early as 1937, a conception that informed the decision to bring in Modigliani in 1962, as well as Foley and Sidrauski in 1965.

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    Paper provided by Groupe de REcherche en Droit, Economie, Gestion (GREDEG CNRS), University of Nice Sophia Antipolis in its series GREDEG Working Papers with number 2013-44.

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    Length: 34 pages
    Date of creation: Oct 2013
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    Handle: RePEc:gre:wpaper:2013-44
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    1. Tobin, James, 1969. "A General Equilibrium Approach to Monetary Theory," Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Blackwell Publishing, vol. 1(1), pages 15-29, February.
    2. Paul A. Samuelson, 1972. "Samuelson on the Neoclassical Dichotomy: A Reply," Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Economics Association, vol. 5(2), pages 283-92, May.
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    5. Franco Modigliani, 1964. "Some Empirical Tests of Monetary Management and of Rules versus Discretion," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 72, pages 211.
    6. Perry Mehrling, 2002. "Don Patinkin and the origins of postwar monetary orthodoxy," The European Journal of the History of Economic Thought, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 9(2), pages 161-185.
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