This volume is not a biography of Montagu Norman (Governor of the Bank of England from 1920-1944). Rather it provides a comprehensive and balanced picture of his policy and work, and in particular the role Montagu Norman played behind the scenes in political developments. The book takes as one of its sources hitherto scarce material from Norman’s evidence before the Macmillan Committee which is reprinted in full in the appendices.
Preface. 1. Introductory 2. A Banking Career 3. Progress v Traditions 4. The Mistake of 1925 5. Monetary Policy 6. Towards International Stability 7. Central banking Principles 8. Central Bank Co-operation 9. The Mystery Man Myth 10. Statesman v. Diplomat 11. Gathering Clouds 12. The Climax 13. After the Defeat 14. From Defeat to Triumph 15. The Future. Appendix.
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 bankersThis 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.