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Monetary policy, 1833-9 : with special reference to the Anglo-American crisis of 1837

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This is a study of the monetary policy followed by the Bank of England between the years 1833 and 1839 - the instruments that it used to try to achieve the objective of specie convertibility chosen by Parliament.

The approach adopted is non-quantitative, because of data limitations, and institutional. This has the advantage of allowing study of a sub-sector of the financial system usually bypassed in monetary histories - the seven London and Liverpool merchant banks which were at th...

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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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