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History of Lender of Last Resort in the United States

Hal S. Scott

in Connectedness and Contagion: Protecting the Financial System from Panics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034371
eISBN:
9780262332156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034371.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The government successfully responded to the 2008 financial crisis through the Federal Reserve's use of its lender-of-last-resort (LLR) authority. The presence of a strong LLR is paramount to ... More


Aggressive Nationalism: McCulloch v. Maryland and the Foundation of Federal Authority in the Young Republic

Richard E. Ellis

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195323566
eISBN:
9780199788705
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323566.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book examines the public debate that took place over Chief Justice John Marshall's famous decision in McCulloch v. Maryland (1819). It sheds new light on how the case came before the US Supreme ... More


Exchange Market Policy in the United States: Precedents and Antecedents

Michael D. Bordo, Owen F. Humpage, and Anna J. Schwartz

in Strained Relations: US Foreign-Exchange Operations and Monetary Policy in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226051482
eISBN:
9780226051512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226051512.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

The modern distinction between foreign-exchange operations and monetary policies has precedents in actions that European authorities adopted during the gold standard years and antecedents in ... More


The State

Joseph W. Pearson

in The Whigs' America: Middle-Class Political Thought in the Age of Jackson and Clay

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780813179728
eISBN:
9780813179735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813179728.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter explains Whig understanding of political power, the rule of law, and the proper scope of state or public action.


The Money War

John Kenneth Galbraith and James K. Galbraith

in Money: Whence It Came, Where It Went

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691171661
eISBN:
9781400889082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171661.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter examines the controversies surrounding money and banking in the early years of the new American Republic. It shows how the U.S. Constitution restricted the right of coinage to the ... More


The Great Compromise

John Kenneth Galbraith and James K. Galbraith

in Money: Whence It Came, Where It Went

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691171661
eISBN:
9781400889082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171661.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter examines the dual monetary system that existed in the hundred years after 1832, a period characterized by basic compromise. The compromise which followed the demise of the Second Bank of ... More


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