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Is it possible that an Independent Central Bank is Impossible? The Case of the Australian Note Issue Board, 1920-1924

Coleman, William


The history of the Australian Notes Issue Board over the period 1920-1924 is presented. It is shown that the Board was created as a genuinely independent monetary authority, but was soon abolished, as its policies antagonised interests upon which the government depended. The episode illustrates the thesis that the possibility of a genuinely independent monetary authority is problematic.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2001
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Money, Credit and Banking


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