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Banking and Finance in West Germany (RLE Banking & Finance)

1st Edition

By Hans Hermann Francke, Michael Hudson


174 pages

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This is a clear guide to the German financial system. It begins by outlining its historical development, emphasising the growth of close ties between the banking system and industry, and goes on to describe in details the nature of the credit institutions in general and the money and capital markets.

The book emphasizes the crucial role played by the autonomy of the Bundesbank and it explains with clear illustrations the instruments available to it to conduct monetary policy. It analyses the type of monetary target adopted by the Bundesbank in the early 1970s and deals with the ‘transferability’ of the West German financial system to other countries. Wherever relevant, parallels and differences between that system and the ones operating in the US and UK are pointed out.

Table of Contents

1. An Historical Introduction and An Overview of The Book 2. The Deutsche Bundesbank 3. The Credit Institutions in the Federal Republic of Germany 4. The Financial Markets 5. The Instruments of Monetary Policy 6. Monetary Targets in the Federal Republic 7. The Future Development of the System.

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Banking & Finance

Current interest in the history of money and banking remains strong and it is opportune to survey developments both in the UK, USA, Europe and Asia. This set provides historical analysis which incorporates research from the early twentieth century onwards in a form that is both accessible to students of money & banking and economists, economic historians and bankers

This set re-issues 38 volumes originally published between 1900 and 2000. It charts the history of early banking, discusses banking in the UK, Europe,Japan and the USA, analyses banks as multinationals, the UK mortgage market, banking policy and structure and examines specific sectors such as gilts and gold.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Banks & Banking