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The political economy of independent central banking

Nigel Healey

The political economy of independent central banking

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Published by University of Leicester in Leicester .
Written in English


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StatementNigel Healey Paul Levine and Joseph Pearlman.
SeriesDiscussion paper in European economic studies -- 94/1
ContributionsLevine, Paul., Pearlman, Joseph., University of Leicester. Centre for European Economic Studies.
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Open LibraryOL23127474M

Gatekeepers of Growth is the first book- length study focused on central banking in emerging market countries. Surveying the worldwide trend toward increased central bank independence in the s, the book argues that global forces must be at work.


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The Political Economy of Central-Bank Independence. Significant differences exist in the area of banking supervision where many central banks have retained a key role.

has written. BOOK REVIEW ESSAY THE POLITICS OF INDEPENDENT CENTRAL BANKS Bankers, Bureaucrats, and Central Bank Politics: The Myth of Neutrality Christopher Adolph CambridgeUniversityPress,pp.,£(pb),ISBN– The Power and Independence of the Federal Reserve Peter Conti-Brown. It is an extraordinarily valuable and insightful book about the relationship of central banking to a variety of different problems, both domestic and international, and explores in an intelligent way the implications for policy of the fact that governments have asserted a monopoly in the emission and regulation of money during modern times.

A central bank, reserve bank, or monetary authority is an institution that manages the currency, money supply, and interest rates of a state or formal monetary union, and oversees their commercial banking contrast to a commercial bank, a central bank possesses a monopoly on increasing the monetary base in the state, and also generally controls the printing of the national currency.

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This volume of essays, written by PERI Co-Director Gerald Epstein and co-authors, explores the economic and political contours of the struggle for influence over the policies of central banks such as the Federal.

Central-bank independence relates to three areas in which the influence of government must be either excluded or drastically cur- tailed (Hasse, ): independence in personnel matters, financialCited by: A Political Agency Theory of Central Bank Independence Gauti Eggertsson and Eric Le Borgne1 IMF October (first version July ) Abstract We propose a theory to explain why, and under what circumstances, a politician endogenously gives up rent and delegates policy tasks to an independent agency.

We apply this theory to mon. The book is titled The Political Economy Of Central Banking and is composed of 23 essays on the role of the central bank in the economy.

Joining me now to discuss his book. The Myth of Central Bank Independence Thomas F. Cargill Introduction The claim that independent or depoliticized central banks generate better price-stability outcomes than less independent central banks has now achieved the status of conventional wisdom (Lohmann).

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independent central bank: 1. How to incentivise the Agent (central bank) to act in the interest of the Principal (government, citizens), assumed to be given by the central bank’s official mandate 2.

How to achieve political legitimacy for this delegation of authority to a substantively unaccountable body of unelected technocrats 1. The Political History of Central Banking in the United States • ix especially as it relates to the political pressure on an independent central bank.

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Central banks are among the most powerful government economic institutions in the world. This volume explores the economic and political contours of the struggle for influence over the policies of central banks such as the Federal Reserve, and the implications of this struggle for economic performance and the distribution of wealth and power in society.

Book Description: Banking on Reformexamines the political determinants of recent reforms to monetary policy institutions in the industrial these reforms, political parties have sought to draw on the political credibility of an independent central bank to cope with electoral consequences of economic internalization and deindustrialization.

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Downloadable (with restrictions). We study monetary policy-making in an economy with many sector-specific monopoly unions. It is assumed that the senior union members are in the majority and – due to the practice of lay-offs by inverse seniority – face a lower unemployment risk than the junior members.

Consequently, the unions’ median voters are senior and set nominal wages that imply. Waltraud Schelkle is Associate Professor of Political Economy at the European Institute of the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Her latest book, The Political Economy of Monetary Solidarity. Understanding the Euro Experiment, Cited by: 1. This article reviews recent contributions addressing the following questions: Under what circumstances is monetary policy delegated to politically independent central banks.

What effects do these politically independent institutions have, and how do they interact with their macroeconomic institutional environment. What explains the variation in their behavior. And finally, to what extent has Cited by: About the Fed Banking Community Development Research Speeches.

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This book provides an overview of the relationship between the Federal Reserve's political and independent. Central banks have largely failed to design neutral monetary policies, without direct political pressures unduly influencing their decisions.

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Central bankers must demonstrate that they understand the political pressures and unusual circumstances that zero, or even negative, interest rates create. Savers are bitterly complaining that they are being penalized for their prudence; refusing to debate this and other implications of current monetary policies is not an acceptable response.

the political economy of central banking, the framework must be updated with changes in institutional and economic relationships. For example, in more recent work, Epstein () argues that, in the s, changes in the structures of industry-finance relations and labourFile Size: KB.

The book argues that the financial crisis spurred central banks across the world to act irresponsibly by committing huge sums of public money to save the. Central bank independence is a measure of how free from government influence central bankers are. Independence increases as a central bank controls its own budget; it cannot be destroyed or modified by mere legislation (or, worse, executive fiat), and it is enhanced when central banks are composed of people serving long, nonrenewable terms.

Central banks can shape economic growth, affect income distribution, influence a country's foreign relations, and determine the extent of its democracy. While there is considerable literature on the political economy of central banking in OECD countries, this is the first book-length study focused on central banking in emerging market countries.

A summary of Monetary Policy in 's Political Economy. Learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of Political Economy and what it means. Perfect for acing essays, tests, and quizzes, as well as for writing lesson plans. My subject, rather, is the political economy of central banking and, in particular, whether the conditions for the democratic legitimacy of central banks have material implications for their balance-sheet management.

In a nutshell, I think they do. The structure is as follows. I shall open with two sections on, respectively, how. Get this from a library. Banking on reform: political parties and central bank independence in the industrial democracies.

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I am therefore going to try to put the substantive issues raised for central banks by the new technology into a political-economy framework. Central bank independence refers to the freedom of monetary policymakers from direct political or governmental influence in the conduct of policy. Monetary Policy Central Bank European Central Bank Central Bank Independence Journal of Political Econ – CrossRef Google by:   The Political Economy of Central Bank Independence and the Challenges for Development in African Economies.

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The role of money-lenders in history was once aptly termed by many acute observers as the "Hidden Hand." It is the power to create, lend and accumulate interest on "credit," and then re-lend that interest for further interest, in perpetuity, that creates pervasive, worldwide debt, from the /5.

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Independent Commission on Banking. Cited by: 5.Others have raised concerns on the maintenance of political independence at the time when central banks’ monetary and financial stability policies have entered into quasi-fiscal territory.

The process of exiting from unconventional monetary policies is also contentious, especially in light of the global spillover effects that such processes.