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Treasury Debt Management since 1939

Kenneth D. Garbade

in Birth of a Market: The U.S. Treasury Securities Market from the Great War to the Great Depression

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016377
eISBN:
9780262298674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016377.003.0024
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter examines several aspects of how Treasury officials exercised their authority with respect to debt management policy after 1939. It begins with a brief survey of how the Treasury financed ... More


Paying down the War Debt

Kenneth D. Garbade

in Birth of a Market: The U.S. Treasury Securities Market from the Great War to the Great Depression

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016377
eISBN:
9780262298674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016377.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter examines how the Treasury reduced wartime debt. Andrew Mellon, Secretary of the Treasury, and his colleagues first addressed the problem of refinancing the postwar overhang of short-term ... More


Birth of a Market: The U.S. Treasury Securities Market from the Great War to the Great Depression

Kenneth D. Garbade

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016377
eISBN:
9780262298674
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016377.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

The market for U.S. Treasury securities is a marvel of modern finance. In 2009 the Treasury auctioned $8.2 trillion of new securities, ranging from four-day bills to thirty-year bonds, in 283 ... More


Treasury Debt Management during the Great Contraction

Kenneth D. Garbade

in Birth of a Market: The U.S. Treasury Securities Market from the Great War to the Great Depression

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016377
eISBN:
9780262298674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016377.003.0018
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter traces the evolution of Treasury debt management actions between 1930 and early 1933. It first examines the outlook for debt management in the second half of 1930. It then describes how ... More


Coda on Treasury Debt Management during World War I

Kenneth D. Garbade

in Birth of a Market: The U.S. Treasury Securities Market from the Great War to the Great Depression

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016377
eISBN:
9780262298674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016377.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter discusses the changes in Treasury debt management that accompanied the wartime growth in debt. These include how the Treasury sold securities, the contractual provisions of Treasury ... More


Treasury Debt Management before World War I

Kenneth D. Garbade

in Birth of a Market: The U.S. Treasury Securities Market from the Great War to the Great Depression

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016377
eISBN:
9780262298674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016377.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter describes the characteristics of Treasury debt and the primary and secondary markets for Treasury bonds in the decades prior to World War I. The market for U.S. Treasury bonds before ... More


Coda on Treasury Debt Management during the 1920s

Kenneth D. Garbade

in Birth of a Market: The U.S. Treasury Securities Market from the Great War to the Great Depression

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016377
eISBN:
9780262298674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016377.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter briefly discusses three important developments in Treasury finance engineered by Treasury Secretary Mellon and his Under Secretaries, S. Parker Gilbert, Garrard Winston, and Ogden Mills, ... More


Treasury Finance during the Great Depression

Kenneth D. Garbade

in Birth of a Market: The U.S. Treasury Securities Market from the Great War to the Great Depression

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016377
eISBN:
9780262298674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016377.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter examines the impact of the Great Depression on Treasury tax receipts, federal expenditure policies, and Treasury indebtedness. The discussions cover Britain’s departure from the gold ... More


Statutory Control of Treasury Indebtedness

Kenneth D. Garbade

in Birth of a Market: The U.S. Treasury Securities Market from the Great War to the Great Depression

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016377
eISBN:
9780262298674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016377.003.0021
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

At the beginning of the Great Depression, there were three statutory restrictions on Treasury debt management actions: a limit of $10 billion on outstanding bills and certificates of indebtedness; a ... More


Coda on Treasury Debt Management during the Great Depression

Kenneth D. Garbade

in Birth of a Market: The U.S. Treasury Securities Market from the Great War to the Great Depression

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016377
eISBN:
9780262298674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016377.003.0023
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter discusses Treasury debt management during the Great Depression. The most important development in Treasury debt management was the introduction of regular and predictable auctions of ... More


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