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A Critique of Monetary PolicyTheory and British Experience$
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J. C. R. Dow and I. D. Saville

Print publication date: 1990

Print ISBN-13: 9780198283195

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198283199.001.0001

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Government Transactions, Money, and Interest Rates

Government Transactions, Money, and Interest Rates

(p.98) 6 Government Transactions, Money, and Interest Rates
A Critique of Monetary Policy

J. C. R. Dow

I. D. Saville

Oxford University Press

In this chapter, the area of interest is the public sector. It begins by assessing the major theoretical implications of government action such as government spending and public‐sector debt. It examines the effects of fiscal policy on public debt and interest rates and the role of the state in the issuing of coinage and notes. It concludes with a discussion on fiscal and monetary policy in the UK, and the role of banks in public borrowing.

Keywords:   bank loans, fiscal policy, government bonds, government spending, interest rates, monetary policy, public‐sector borrowing, public‐sector debt, public‐sector deficit

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