Studies in Macroeconomic History The Bank of England and the Government Debt: Operations in the Gilt-Edged Market, 1928-1972

Taal: Engels
Studies in Macroeconomic History
  • Engels
  • Hardcover
  • 9781108499835
  • januari 2019
  • 274 pagina's
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The Bank of England and the Government Debt recounts the surprising history of the Bank of England's activities in the government securities market in the mid-twentieth century. The Bank's governor, Montagu Norman, had a decisive influence on government debt management policy until he retired in 1944, and established an auxiliary market in government securities outside the Stock Exchange during the Second World War. From the early 1950s, the Bank, concerned about inadequate market liquidity, became an increasingly active market-maker in government securities, rescuing the commercial market-makers in the Stock Exchange several times. The Bank's market-making activities often conflicted with its monetary policy objectives, and in 1971, it curtailed them substantially, while avoiding the damaging effects on liquidity in the government securities market that it had feared. Drawing heavily on archival research, William A. Allen sheds light on little-known aspects of central banking and monetary policy.

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'This is the fascinating story of how the Bank of England deployed its huge powers in the gilt-edged market for nearly half a century. If you want to know why Parliamentary scrutiny of the Bank of England matters today, this book provides some instructive history. If you want to know what was really going on in monetary policy and government debt management before, during and after the war, it is an essential read.' Andrew Tyrie, former Chair of the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards and of the Treasury Select Committee 'Based on personal experience as a senior Bank of England official, and research into primary Bank archival sources, William A. Allen provides the definitive account of how the UK Gilts Market developed over the years 1928-1972. Essential reading for anyone interested in that market.' Charles Goodhart, Professor Emeritus of Banking and Finance, Financial Markets Group, London School of Economics 'The size of the public debt is often discussed, but the mechanics of how it is issued and managed have been quite obscure despite the importance for financial markets and interest rate policy. Allen draws on archive records to tell a compelling and detailed story of how the Bank of England manipulated the market over almost fifty years. On the way he offers an important insight into the Bank of England's relationship with the market and with the Treasury in the decades before monetarism. Must reading for those seeking to understand the British economy and financial markets from the 1920s to the 1970s.' Catherine Schenk, University of Oxford 'This is the fascinating story of how the Bank of England deployed its huge powers in the gilt-edged market for nearly half a century. If you want to know why Parliamentary scrutiny of the Bank of England matters today, this book provides some instructive history. If you want to know what was really going on in monetary policy and government debt management before, during and after the war, it is an essential read.' Andrew Tyrie, former Chair of the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards and of the Treasury Select Committee 'Based on personal experience as a senior Bank of England official, and research into primary Bank archival sources, William A. Allen provides the definitive account of how the UK Gilts Market developed over the years 1928-1972. Essential reading for anyone interested in that market.' Charles Goodhart, Professor Emeritus of Banking and Finance, Financial Markets Group, London School of Economics 'The size of the public debt is often discussed, but the mechanics of how it is issued and managed have been quite obscure despite the importance for financial markets and interest rate policy. Allen draws on archive records to tell a compelling and detailed story of how the Bank of England manipulated the market over almost fifty years. On the way he offers an important insight into the Bank of England's relationship with the market and with the Treasury in the decades before monetarism. Must reading for those seeking to understand the British economy and financial markets from the 1920s to the 1970s.' Catherine Schenk, University of Oxford

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Taal
Engels
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Hardcover
Verschijningsdatum
januari 2019
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274 pagina's
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William A. Allen
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Cambridge University Press

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9781108499835

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The Bank of England and the Government Debt: Operations in the Gilt-Edged Market, 1928-1972
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