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The Evolving Role of Central Banks

The Evolving Role of Central Banks »

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 June 1991

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557751850.071

ISBN: 9781557751850

Keywords: central bank, banking, monetary policy, national bank, inflation

Central Banks should enjoy a fair degree of autonomy in pursuing price stability to promote long-run growth and prosperity. This volume, edited by Patrick Downes and Reza Vaez-Zadeh, contains the papers presented a...

1 Government Financing, Domestic Debt Management, and Monetary Policy: Some Lessons from the Italian Experience

1 Government Financing, Domestic Debt Management, and Monetary Policy: Some Lessons from the Italian Experience »

Source: The Evolving Role of Central Banks

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 June 1991

ISBN: 9781557751850

Keywords: central bank, banking, monetary policy, national bank, inflation

The relationships and potential conflicts between monetary and fiscal policies have been widely debated in the economic literature. A number of important contributio...

2 The Central Bank’s Role in Financial Sector Development

2 The Central Bank’s Role in Financial Sector Development »

Source: The Evolving Role of Central Banks

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 June 1991

ISBN: 9781557751850

Keywords: central bank, banking, monetary policy, national bank, inflation

Ideas about the central bank and its role in the economy have gone through various phases during the last four decades. In the 1950s when economic development of the developing coun...

3 Clearing and Payment Systems: The Central Bank’s Role

3 Clearing and Payment Systems: The Central Bank’s Role »

Source: The Evolving Role of Central Banks

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 June 1991

ISBN: 9781557751850

Keywords: central bank, banking, monetary policy, national bank, inflation

Two themes of the central banking seminar are directly relevant to consideration of payment system issues. One is the interdependencies of different functions normally performed by...

4 Foreign Exchange Management and Monetary Policy

4 Foreign Exchange Management and Monetary Policy »

Source: The Evolving Role of Central Banks

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 June 1991

ISBN: 9781557751850

Keywords: central bank, banking, monetary policy, national bank, inflation

The paper is in four sections. The first defines what is meant by exchange rate policy. As will be seen, three types of policy directly affect exchange rates: (1) the choice of fixe...

5 Prudential Supervision and Monetary Policy

5 Prudential Supervision and Monetary Policy »

Source: The Evolving Role of Central Banks

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 June 1991

ISBN: 9781557751850

Keywords: central bank, banking, monetary policy, national bank, inflation

Central banking and the supervision and regulation of financial institutions and markets are key governmental functions in any modern economy. In general, the government reserves fo...

6 Implications and Remedies of Central Bank Losses

6 Implications and Remedies of Central Bank Losses »

Source: The Evolving Role of Central Banks

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 June 1991

ISBN: 9781557751850

Keywords: central bank, banking, monetary policy, national bank, inflation

A central bank should normally make a profit because it is essentially a monopolistic enterprise supplying an essential commodity—that is, currency—the demand for which is inelastic...

7 Managing a Central Bank: Goals, Strategies, and Techniques

7 Managing a Central Bank: Goals, Strategies, and Techniques »

Source: The Evolving Role of Central Banks

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 June 1991

ISBN: 9781557751850

Keywords: central bank, banking, monetary policy, national bank, inflation

I have been asked to present a practical account of the experience of managing the Central Bank of Ireland. Why the Central Bank of Ireland? Because it is seen as a successful centr...

8 Role and Independence of Central Banks

8 Role and Independence of Central Banks »

Source: The Evolving Role of Central Banks

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 June 1991

ISBN: 9781557751850

Keywords: central bank, banking, monetary policy, national bank, inflation

Toward the end of 1962, when the “monetarist controversy” was raging in academic circles, I was attending classes at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The graduate course o...

9 Central Bank Independence in New Zealand

9 Central Bank Independence in New Zealand »

Source: The Evolving Role of Central Banks

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 June 1991

ISBN: 9781557751850

Keywords: central bank, banking, monetary policy, national bank, inflation

Since the commencement of New Zealand’s new central banking legislation, on February 1, 1990, the Government that created it has been voted out of office, but not because of the leg...