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Monetary Policy and Financial Repression in Britain, 1951–59

  • William A. Allen

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Economic History Series book series (PEHS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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About this book

Introduction

British monetary policy was reactivated in 1951 when short-term interest rates were increased for the first time in two decades. The book explores the politics of formulating monetary policy in the 1950s and the techniques of implementing it, and discusses the parallels between the present monetary situation and that of 1951.

Keywords

1950s monetary policy sterling exchange rate gilt-edged money market Attlee administration Churchill administration Eden administration Macmillan administration politics Bank of England Treasury Radcliffe committee fiscal policy Stafford Cripps Hugh Gaitskell R. A. Butler Harold Macmillan Peter Thorneycroft Debt Management growth interest rates

Authors and affiliations

  • William A. Allen
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  1. 1.Cass Business SchoolLondonUK

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