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Central Bank Rate as an Instrument of Monetary Control

J. C. R. Dow and I. D. Saville

in A Critique of Monetary Policy

Published in print May 1990 | ISBN: 9780198283195
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191596186 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198283199.003.0008

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 Central Bank Rate as an Instrument of Monetary Control

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The use of bank rates acting as a source of control is the focus of this chapter. It examines the imposition of the Minimum Lending Rate in 1972. The role of the central bank in setting rates and their ability to force up rates is examined. There is a discussion on the role of central bank reserves. The limitations of central bank's powers are also studied. The chapter concludes with an analysis of monetary aggregates.

Keywords: central bank rate; central bank reserves; interest rates; Minimum Lending Rate; monetary aggregates

Chapter.  6681 words. 

Subjects: Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics

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