The transmission mechanism of monetary policy is given particular emphasis and the book discusses the behaviour of a number of central banks, in particular the Bank of England, the European Central Bank and the Federal Reserve. The worldwide credit crunch and subsequent recession and non–conventional monetary policies such as quantitative easing are also given extensive treatment.
Chapter 1. Foundations of a Monetary Economy
Chapter 2. Keynes, IS–LM and After
Chapter 3. Consumption
Chapter 4. Investment
Chapter 5. Money Demand and Money Supply
Chapter 6. Nominal Rigidities
Chapter 7. Inflation and Unemployment
Chapter 8. Time Inconsistency: Theoretical Foundations for Independent Central Banks?
Chapter 9. The Social Costs of Inflation
Chapter 10. Financial Intermediaries, Credit Market Imperfections and their Relevance for Monetary Policy
Chapter 11. Monetary Policy in an Open Economy
Chapter 12. The Term Structure of Interest Rates
Chapter 13. The Stock Market
Chapter 14. The Housing Market
Chapter 15. Fiscal Policy
Chapter 16. Evidence on the Effectiveness of Monetary Policy
Chapter 17. The Targets and Instruments of Monetary Policy
Chapter 18. The Transmission Mechanism. How does the Central Bank Influence the Behaviour of the Economy?
Chapter 19. Monetary Policy in Practice
Chapter 20. The Worldwide Credit Crunch and Recession of 2007–9
Chapter 21. Recent Innovations in Monetary Policy: Quantitative Easing
Chapter 22. Monetary Policy Now and in the Future