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Meltzer, Allan H.

Overview
Works: 373 works in 912 publications in 5 languages and 20,342 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, ed, Creator, Honoree
Classifications: HG2563, 338.9
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Allan H Meltzer
A history of the Federal Reserve by Allan H Meltzer( Book )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 1,182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This first volume of Allan H. Meltzer's history of the Federal Reserve System covers the period from the Federal Reserve's founding in 1913 through the Treasury-Federal Reserve Accord of 1951. To understand why the Federal Reserve acted as it did at key points in its history, Meltzer draws on meeting minutes, correspondence, and other internal documents (many made public only during the 1970s) to trace the reasoning behind its policy decisions. He explains why the Federal Reserve remained passive throughout most of the economic decline that led to the Great Depression, and how the Board's actions helped to produce the deep recession of 1937 and 1938. He also highlights the impact that individuals had on the institution, such as Benjamin Strong, governor of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in the 1920s, who played a large role in the adoption of a more active monetary policy by the Federal Reserve. From attempts to build a new international financial system at the London Monetary and Economic Conference of 1933 to the Bretton Woods Agreement of 1944 that established the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, Meltzer also examines the influence the Federal Reserve has had on international affairs
Keynes's monetary theory : a different interpretation by Allan H Meltzer( Book )

24 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this rigorous study of John Maynard Keynes's views on economic theory and policy from 1920-1946, Professor Meltzer argues that some of Keynes's main ideas have been ignored or misstated. While attention has focused on short-term countercyclical policies, the main policy implications have been neglected. Keynes placed great emphasis on rules, predictability, and reduction of uncertainty. In keeping with his theoretical work, he opposed discretionary fiscal changes and favored rules to reduce instability and increase the capital stock
Why capitalism? by Allan H Meltzer( Book )

12 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A review of the headlines of the past decade seems to show that disasters are often part of capitalist systems: the high-tech bubble, the Enron fraud, the Madoff Ponzi scheme, the great housing bubble, massive lay-offs, and a widening income gap. Disenchantment with the market economy has reached the point that many even question capitalism itself. The author disagrees, and drawing on deep expertise as a financial historian and authority on economic theory, he provides a resounding answer to the question, 'why capitalism?' Only capitalism, he writes, maximizes both growth and individual freedom. Unlike socialism, capitalism is adaptive, not rigid; private ownership of the means of production flourishes wherever it takes root, regardless of culture. Laws intended to tamper with its fundamental dynamics, such as those that redistribute wealth, fail. European countries boasting extensive welfare programs have not surpassed the more market-oriented United States. Capitalism does require a strong legal framework, he writes, and it does not solve all problems efficiently. But he finds that its problems stem from universal human weaknesses such as dishonesty, venality, and expediency, which are not specific to capitalism. Along the way, he systematically analyzes the role of government, positing that regulations are static, but markets are dynamic, usually seeking ways to skirt the rules. Regulation is socially useful if it brings private costs into line with social costs (for example, the cost of taxes to hire policemen compared to that of the impact of rampant crime); if it doesn't, regulation simply invites circumvention. With this book, the author reminds us of the fundamental vitality of the one economic system that has survived every challenge and risen to dominate the globe
Money and the economy issues in monetary analysis by Karl Brunner( Book )

22 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume, by two of the profession's most eminent monetarist economists, offers a unique perspective on a key issue of monetary economics: the effect of money on output. Karl Brunner and Allan Meltzer address the theoretical aspects of this issue with the purpose of understanding their policy implications. The opening lecture offers an historical overview of the relationship between money and output. The second lecture presents their well-known model of a monetary economy. The real sector, and in particular the government budget constraint, is examined in the third lecture. The Leitmotif of the lectures, uncertainty and the costs of acquiring information is the theme of the final lecture. Here they argue that uncertainty can be most effectively reduced by relying on rules rather than discretion, and by basing rules on observation rather than on forecasts
Monetary economics by Karl Brunner( Book )

16 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theory, policy, institutions : papers from the Carnegie-Rochester conferences on public policy by Carnegie-Rochester conferences on public policy( Book )

11 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Phillips curve and labor markets( Book )

18 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in 3 languages and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Economics of price and wage controls by Carnegie-Rochester Conference on Public Policy( Book )

15 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three aspects of policy and policymaking : knowledge, data, and institutions by Karl Brunner( Book )

12 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and Dutch and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The problem of inflation by Karl Brunner( Book )

16 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stabilization of the domestic and international economy( Book )

11 editions published in 1977 in English and Dutch and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Policies for employment, prices, and exchange rates( Book )

11 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public policies in open economies by Karl Brunner( Book )

11 editions published in 1978 in English and Dutch and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

International organization, national policies and economic development by Karl Brunner( Book )

8 editions published in 1977 in English and Dutch and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political economy by Allan H Meltzer( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Institutional arrangements and the inflation problem( Book )

16 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in 3 languages and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Money, cycles, and exchange rates : essays in honor of Allan H. Meltzer( Book )

9 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the Federal Reserve by Allan H Meltzer( Book )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This first volume of Allan H. Meltzer's history of the Federal Reserve System covers the period from the Federal Reserve's founding in 1913 through the Treasury-Federal Reserve Accord of 1951. To understand why the Federal Reserve acted as it did at key points in its history, Meltzer draws on meeting minutes, correspondence, and other internal documents (many made public only during the 1970s) to trace the reasoning behind its policy decisions. He explains why the Federal Reserve remained passive throughout most of the economic decline that led to the Great Depression, and how the Board's actions helped to produce the deep recession of 1937 and 1938. He also highlights the impact that individuals had on the institution, such as Benjamin Strong, governor of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in the 1920s, who played a large role in the adoption of a more active monetary policy by the Federal Reserve. From attempts to build a new international financial system at the London Monetary and Economic Conference of 1933 to the Bretton Woods Agreement of 1944 that established the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, Meltzer also examines the influence the Federal Reserve has had on international affairs
A history of the Federal Reserve by Allan H Meltzer( Book )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Allan H. Meltzer amerikansk ekonom

Allan H. Meltzer amerikansk konom

Allan Meltzer

Allan Meltzer ekonomista amerykański

Allan Meltzer US-amerikanischer Wirtschaftswissenschaftler

Meltzer, A.

Meltzer, Allan H.

Meltzer, Allan Harold

Meltzer, Allan Harold 1928-

Meltzer, Allan M.

Алан Мелцер

Мелцер, Аллан

アラン・メルツァー

メルツァー, アラン・H

Languages
English (259)

Dutch (9)

Spanish (6)

German (1)

Italian (1)

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Keynes's monetary theory : a different interpretationMoney and the economy issues in monetary analysisA history of the Federal ReserveA history of the Federal Reserve