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1st Edition

The Chicago Plan and New Deal Banking Reform

ISBN 9781563244704
Published May 31, 1995 by Routledge
244 Pages

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Book Description

This work presents a comprehensive history and evaluation of the role of the 100 percent reserve plan in the banking legislation of the New Deal reform era from its inception in 1933 to its re-emergence in the current financial reform debate in the US.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Chapter 1 A History of Currency and Banking in the United States; Chapter 2 Response to the Banking Crisis: Hoover, Congress, and the Economists; Chapter 3 Roosevelt’s Election and the Banking Crisis of 1933; Chapter 4 The March 1933 Chicago Memorandum; Chapter 5 The 100 Days Legislation and the Banking Act of 1933; Chapter 6 The November Chicago Memorandum; Chapter 7 The Banking Reform Agenda: A Federal Monetary Authority and Credit Allocation; Chapter 8 Currie, Eccles, and the Ideal Conditions for Monetary Control; Chapter 9 100% Money: Fisher’s Version of the Chicago Plan; Chapter 10 The Banking Act of 1935; Chapter 11 Academic Views of the Chicago Plan; Chapter 12 The Chicago Plan after the Passage of the Banking Act of 1935; Chapter 13 Financial Instability and Narrow Banking: Simons Revisited; Chapter 14 Conclusion;

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Ronnie J. Phillips is Professor of Economics at Colorado State University in Fort Collins and a Research Associate of The Jerome Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. He received his B.A. degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1973, and a Ph.D. in economics from The University of Texas at Austin in 1980. He previously taught at Texas A&M University in College Station and has been a visiting scholar in the Bank Research Division of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. His current research interests are banking regulation, financial institutions, and financial history of the United States. His articles have appeared in numerous journals including The Journal of Post-Keynesian Economics, The Journal of International Economics, Southern Economic Journal, and the Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking.