Money and the Nation State: The Financial Revolution, Governement and the World Monetary System

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Kevin Dowd, Richard Henry Timberlake
Transaction Publishers, 1998 - Business & Economics - 453 pages
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Monetary and banking problems in the world today arise not so much from the failure of specific policies as from more deep-seated problems in institutional structures. Individuals clearly make mistakes and legislatures make bad laws, but the institutions from which decisions and laws emanate determine the effectiveness of social operations and the value of social decisions. Unless we change the present institutional structure, we are not likely to get stable solutions to today's most serious problems--ongoing and often erratic inflation and serious banking instability. "Money and the Nation State "examines the history of modern monetary and banking arrangements, some of the major monetary and banking problems, and options for meaningful reform.

The common theme of all the essays is that current arrangements result less from the accomplishments of great men than man-made institutions that society has inherited--central banks and "the legal and regulatory frameworks that accompany them. The contributors emphasize the impact of political interference on the workings of monetary and financial institutions. Not surprisingly, they find many problems arise because politically generated structures are inappropriate to the real needs of the individuals and groups they are meant to serve. "Money and the Nation State "provides an essential framework for those willing to return to first principles in thinking about the role of monetary institutions in economic life. Economists, financial theorists, and the interested citizen will find it stimulating reading.


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About the author (1998)

Kevin Dowd is Yorkshire Bank Professor of Financial Economics and head of the Centre for Research in Financial and Legal Studies at Sheffield Hallam University in England. His books include The State and the Monetary System, The Experience of Free Banking, and Free Banking: The Route to Monetary Stability.

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