Central Banking in Theory and Practice / Edition 1

Central Banking in Theory and Practice / Edition 1

by Alan S. Blinder
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262522608

ISBN-13: 9780262522601

Pub. Date: 01/29/1999

Publisher: MIT Press

Alan S. Blinder offers the dual perspective of a leading academic macroeconomist who served a stint as Vice-Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board — one who practiced what he had long preached and then returned to academia to write about it. He tells central bankers how they might better incorporate academic knowledge and thinking into the conduct of monetary

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Alan S. Blinder offers the dual perspective of a leading academic macroeconomist who served a stint as Vice-Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board — one who practiced what he had long preached and then returned to academia to write about it. He tells central bankers how they might better incorporate academic knowledge and thinking into the conduct of monetary policy, and he tells scholars how they might reorient their research to be more attuned to reality and thus more useful to central bankers.

Based on the 1996 Lionel Robbins Lectures, this readable book deals succinctly, in a nontechnical manner, with a wide variety of issues in monetary policy. The book also includes the author's suggested solution to an age-old problem in monetary theory: what it means for monetary policy to be "neutral."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262522601
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
01/29/1999
Series:
Lionel Robbins Lectures
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
5.37(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
1Targets, Instruments, and All That1
2Choosing and Using a Monetary Policy Instrument25
3Central Bank Independence53
Notes77
References83
Index89

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