This book is the culmination of a major research programme on the monetary history of the United Kingdom.
This volume contains monetary series ranging from detailed balance sheet material to monetary aggregates such as M3 and are in monthly, quarterly and annual form. The data are drawn mostly from primary sources in the early part of the period and from more accessible published sources for more recent years. Critiques of existing series are given and assessments of the value of different sources are provided. The user should be able to build his/her own series from the basic constituents given here.
This sources and assessment of data should be an essential reference to economic historians and applied economists with an interest and use to the students of money and banking and to monetary economists of other countries. This classic book was first published in 1985.
List of major tables General notes to tables List of text tables Standard abbreviations Foreword Preface Introduction Part One: Monetary Aggregates and Proximate Determinates Chapter 1. The Monetary Base Chapter 2. Money Supply Measures, M1, M2, Sterling M3 and M3 Chapter 3. The Money Supply and its Proximate Determinants Chapter 4. Data for Money Supply and its Proximate Determinants, 1870–1921 and 1921–82 Chapter 5. Alternative Estimates of Money Supply Data, 1870–1982 30 Tables I. Part Two: Components of the Monetary Aggregates and Monetary Measures Chapter 6. The Components Tables II.(1)–II.(2) The Components Part Three: Money and Banking Data Series Chapter 7. Coin in Circulation, 1868–1982 193 Chapter 8. United Kingdom Bank Notes Chapter 9. The Bank of England Banking Department – Certain Liabilities and Assets Chapter 10. The United Kingdom Banking Sector: Structure and Statistics, 1870–1982 Chapter 11. United Kingdom Bank Deposits, 1870–1982 Chapter 12. UK Banks’ Cash and Balances at the Bank of England, 1870–1982 Chapter 13. UK Banks’ Inter-Bank Deposits and Items in Transit and Collection, 1870–1969 Chapter. 14 Interest Rates and the Money Market Chapter 15. Non-Monetary Series Bibliography Index