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Author Capie, Forrest.

Title The Bank of England : 1950s to 1979 / Forrest Capie.

Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.

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Description 1 online resource (xxviii, 890 pages) : illustrations.
Series Studies in macroeconomic history
Studies in macroeconomic history.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 835-852) and index.
Contents The Bank in the 1950s -- The monetary setting and the Bank -- The Bank's external responsibilities to 1964 -- From crisis to 'crucifixion' -- Domestic monetary policy after Radcliffe -- Other activities and performance -- Sterling from devaluation to Smithsonian -- The road to competition and credit control -- Competition and credit control -- The secondary banking crisis -- Banking supervision -- Monetary targets and monetary control -- The Bank and sterling in the 1970s -- The Bank's freedom to operate.
Summary "This history of the Bank of England takes its story from the 1950s to the end of the 1970s. This period probably saw the peak of the Bank's influence and prestige, as it dominated the financial landscape. One of the Bank's central functions was to manage the exchange rate. It was also responsible for administering all the controls that made up monetary policy. In the first part of the period, the Bank did all this with a remarkable degree of freedom. But economic policy was a failure, and sluggish output, banking instability, and rampant inflation characterized the 1970s. The pegged exchange rate was discontinued, and the Bank's freedom of movement was severely constrained, as new approaches to policy were devised and implemented. The Bank lost much of its freedom of movement but also took on more formal supervision"-- Provided by publisher.
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Subject Bank of England -- History.
Bank of England.
Banks and banking, Central -- Great Britain -- History.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Capie, Forrest. Bank of England. New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010 9780521192828 (DLC) 2010014624 (OCoLC)502037191
ISBN 9781139077576 (electronic bk.)
1139077570 (electronic bk.)