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Palgrave Studies in Economic History

The Evolution of Central Banking: Theory and History

Authors: Ugolini, Stefano

  • New approach moves beyond Anglo-American bias
    Avoids focus on institutions 
    Takes a broader view of the evolution of central banks to avoid teleological assessment 

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About this book

This book is the first complete survey of the evolution of monetary institutions and practices in Western countries from the Middle Ages to today. It radically rethinks previous attempts at a history of monetary institutions by avoiding institutional approach and shifting the focus away from the Anglo-American experience. Previous histories have been hamstrung by the linear, teleological assessment of the evolution of central banks. Free from such assumptions, Ugolini’s work offers bankers and policymakers valuable and profound insights into their institutions.

Using a functional approach, Ugolini charts an historical trajectory longer and broader than any other attempted on the subject. Moving away from the Anglo-American perspective, the book allows for a richer (and less biased) analysis of long-term trends. The book is ideal for researchers looking to better understand the evolution of the institutions that underlie the global economy.

About the authors

Stefano Ugolini is Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Toulouse.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $59.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-48525-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $75.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-48524-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Evolution of Central Banking: Theory and History
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Economic History
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-48525-0
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-48525-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-48524-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 330
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