George Selgin

George Selgin is a Professor of Economics at the University of Georgia's Terry College of Business. He is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute. His writings also appear on www.freebanking.org. His research covers a broad range of topics within the field of monetary economics, including monetary history, macroeconomic theory, and the history of monetary thought. He is the author of The Theory of Free Banking, Bank Deregulation and Monetary Order, and several other books. He holds a B.A. in economics and zoology from Drew University, and a Ph.D. in economics from New York University.
A Free-Market Gold Standard?

A Free-Market Gold Standard?

Any official effort to link the dollar to gold today would be just another act of monetary central planning.

A Monetary Policy Primer, Part 11: Last-Resort Lending

A Monetary Policy Primer, Part 11: Last-Resort Lending

Forget about monetary policy for a moment or two, and imagine, instead, that you’re back in 6th grade. You and your classmates are about to go on a camping trip, involving some strenuous hiking, and lasting several days.

A Monetary Policy Primer, Part 10: Discretion, or a Rule?

A Monetary Policy Primer, Part 10: Discretion, or a Rule?

Forget about monetary policy for a moment or two, and imagine, instead, that you’re back in 6th grade. You and your classmates are about to go on a camping trip, involving some strenuous hiking, and lasting several days.

A Monetary Policy Primer, Part 9: Monetary Control, Today

A Monetary Policy Primer, Part 9: Monetary Control, Today

Instead of endeavoring to influence a market-determined federal funds rate by reducing or increasing the supply of bank reserves, the Fed now adjusts a pair of rates determined solely by its own administrative decrees, while conducting open-market operations without any particular reference to these rate adjustments.

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