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Subject Area: Economics
Topic: Money and Banking

Walter Bagehot, Lombard Street: A Description of the Money Market [1873]

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Lombard Street: A description of the Money Market (London: Henry S. King, 1873). Third Edition.

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When Walter Bagehot wrote Lombard Street: A Description of the Money Market, in 1873, he did the unthinkable: In language as fresh and clear today as it was over 100 years ago, he respectfully dissected the Bank of England’s foundations, economic incentives, goals, and functions. In the process, he illuminated in a mere few hundred brilliant pages what distinguishes a Central Bank from a commercial bank, both on a daily basis and during crises such as bank panics and recessions. Bagehot’s book was so readable and so remarkable that it was re-issued three times within a year, and was republished in many editions both during his lifetime and afterwards.

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