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Free Banking in Britain: Theory, Experience and Debate, 1800-1845

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Free banking, generically speaking, denotes a monetary system without a central bank, under which the issuing of currency is left to private banks. This book explores how this could work in practice by examining how this has worked historically, specifically in the United Kingdom in the early 19th century. After building a theory of free banking, its central chapters explore the history of Scotlands experience of free banking and the contemporary policy debate over the question of whether Parliament should allow free ...

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Free Banking in Britain: Theory, Experience and Debate, 1800-1845
1996, Institute of Economic Affairs, London

ISBN-13: 9780255363754

2nd Revised edition

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Free Banking in Britain: Theory, Experience, and Debate, 1800 1845
1984, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England

ISBN-13: 9780521258593

Hardcover

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