Contested Control and the Power of Finance, Selected Essays of Gerald Epstein
Central banks are among the most powerful government economic institutions in the world. This volume explores the economic and political contours of the struggle for influence over the policies of central banks such as the Federal Reserve, and the implications of this struggle for economic performance and the distribution of wealth and power in society.
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- The Political Economy of Central Banking
- Author's Acknowledgements
- Chapter 1: DOMESTIC STAGFLATION AND MONETARY POLICY: THE FEDERAL RESERVE AND THE HIDDEN ELECTION
- Chapter 2: Federal Reserve Behavior and the Limits of Monetary Policy in the Current Economic Crisis
- Chapter 3: Trumponomics: Should We Just Say "No"?
- Chapter 4: FEDERAL RESERVE POLITICS AND MONETARY INSTABILITY
- Chapter 5: THE FEDERAL RESERVE-TREASURY ACCORD AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE POSTWAR MONETARY REGIME IN THE UNITED STATES
- Chapter 6: Monetary Policy, Loan Liquidation, and Industrial Conflict: The Federal Reserve and the Open Market Operations of 1932
- Chapter 7: Corporate profitability as a determinant of restrictive monetary policy: estimates for the postwar United States
- Chapter 8: Contested terrain
- Chapter 9: Macropolicy in the Rise and Fall of the Golden Age
- Chapter 10: Political Economy and Comparative Central Banking
- Chapter 11: A Political Economy Model of Comparative Central Banking
- Chapter 12: Profit squeeze, rentier squeeze and macroeconomic policy under fixed and flexible exchange rates
- Chapter 13: The Rise of Rentier Incomes in OECD Countries: Financialization, Central Bank Policy and Labor Solidarity
- Chapter 14: Financialization, rentier interests and central bank policy
- Chapter 15: CHAPTER 6 CENTRAL BANKS AS AGENTS OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
- Chapter 16: Developmental central banking: winning the future by updating a page from the past
- Chapter 17: Achieving Coherence Between Macroeconomic and Development Objectives
- Chapter 18: Have Large Scale Asset Purchases Increased Bank Profits?
- Chapter 19: The Politcal Economy of QE and the Fed: Who Gained, Who Lost and Why did it End?
- Chapter 20: The impact of quantitative easing on income inequality in the United States
- Chapter 21: Statement on Monetary Policy
- Chapter 22: Should Congress control the Federal Reserve?
- Chapter 23: Reforming the Federal Reserve for the 21st Century
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