LOMBARD STREET - Revised and Updated New Edition, Includes The 1844 Bank Charter Act

LOMBARD STREET - Revised and Updated New Edition, Includes The 1844 Bank Charter Act


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A financial classic, Lombard Street continues to be widely read by those with a professional interest in the finance and banking industry‚—more than a century after its first publication in 1873.

Lombard’s author, Walter Bagehot (1826 - 1877), was one of the most influential journalists of the mid-Victorian period and wrote extensively about literature, government and economic affairs. Bagehot was an economist, political analyst and editor-in-chief of The Economist. Among his voluminous writings, his most reputable offerings are the two books, The English Constitution and this publication, Lombard Street.

Lombard Street: A Description of the Money Market, started life in 1858 as a series of articles that Bagehot wrote for The Economist. It was rewritten twice and revised with extensive labor and care before finally being published in 1873. Lombard Street is thus a departure into economic and financial studies, applying keen observation and analysis of the business of banking. Bagehot dissected the Bank of England’s foundations, economic incentives, goals, and functions. It might perhaps not be too much to say that the theory of a one-reserve system of banking, and how to work it, originated in Lombard Street and the articles that were its foundation. Subsequently, the constitutions of most national Central Banks were reinvented and forever changed as a consequence. The U.S. Federal Reserve and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have since been influenced by the enduring independent thought and extraordinary clarity provided by Bagehot in this famous book.

This new edition has been completely re-typeset, correcting many editorial issues inherent within the original print. Additionally, we have also included the 1844 Bank Charter as it was in-acted at the time, referred to in the text as “Peel’s Act” and at times, “Act of 1844”, as we feel this may be of some benefit to the reader.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781907347078
Publisher: White Crane Publishing
Publication date: 11/13/2017
Edition description: Revised and Updated New Edition, Includes the 1844 Bank Charter ACT ed.
Pages: 232
Sales rank: 584,308
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.53(d)

Table of Contents

I. Introductory

II. A General View of Lombard Street

III. How Lombard Street came to Exist, and why it assumed its Present Form

IV. The Position of the Chancellor of the Exchequer in the Money Market

V. The Mode in which the Value of Money is settled in Lombard Street

VI. Why Lombard Street is often very Dull, and sometimes extremely Excited

VII. A More Exact Account of the Mode in which the Bank of England has discharged its Duty of retaining a Good Bank Reserve, and of administering it effectually

VIII. The Government of the Bank of England

IX. The Joint Stock Banks

X. The Priva te Banks

XI. The Bill Brokers

XII. The Principles Which should regulate the Amount of the Banking Reserve to be kept by the Bank of England

XIII. Conclusion

APPENDIX I By Walter Bagehot

Note A L iabilities and Cash Reserve of the Chief Banking Systems

Note B E xtract from Evidence Given by Mr.Alderman Salomons before House of Commons Select Committee in 1858

Note C Statement of Circulation and Deposits of the Bank of Dundee at Intervals of Ten Years between 1764 and 1864

Note D M eeting of the Proprietors of the Bank of England. September 13, 1866

APPENDIX II By E. Johnsone

Bank Charter Act 1844

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