George Selgin

The Cato Institute

Director, Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives

1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW

Washington, DC 20001

United States

http://www.cato.org/centers/center-monetary-financial-alternatives

University of Georgia

Professor Emeritus

Athens, GA 30602-6254

United States

http://https://www.terry.uga.edu/directory/economics/george-a-selgin.html

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (19)

1.

Synthetic Commodity Money

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 06 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 21 Apr 2013
George Selgin
The Cato Institute
Downloads 6,930 (1,221)
Citation 22

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commodity money, fiat money, Bitcoin, Swiss dinar

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Mere Quibbles: Bagus and Howden's Critique of The Theory of Free Banking

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 02 Apr 2011 Last Revised: 08 Apr 2011
George Selgin
The Cato Institute
Downloads 1,168 (23,052)
Citation 6

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free banking, fractional reserves, Austrian theory of the business cycle

The Rise and Fall of the Gold Standard in the United States

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 31 Aug 2012
George Selgin
The Cato Institute
Downloads 776 (40,526)
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gold standard, gold exchange standrad, bimetallism, Bretton Woods, U.S. dollar

The Rise and Fall of the Gold Standard in the United States

Cato Institute Policy Analysis No. 729
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 21 Jun 2013
George Selgin
The Cato Institute
Downloads 188 (204,323)

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gold standard, U.S. monetary policy, fiat currency, international monetary system

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Those Dishonest Goldsmiths

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 14 Apr 2010 Last Revised: 03 Apr 2011
George Selgin
The Cato Institute
Downloads 785 (40,421)
Citation 7

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Goldsmiths, fractional reserves, bailments

L Street: Bagehotian Prescriptions for a 21st-Century Money Market

Cato Journal, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 31 May 2012
George Selgin
The Cato Institute
Downloads 486 (74,264)
Citation 11

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Walter Bagehot, Lender of Last Resort, Open-Market Operations, Primary Dealers, Treasuries Only

L Street: Bagehotian Prescriptions for a 21st Century Money Market

Cato Journal, Vol. 32, No. 2, 2012
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 06 Apr 2013
George Selgin
The Cato Institute
Downloads 41 (535,586)

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preventing a financial crisis, central banking systems, operating framework, lender of last resort, Federal Reserve Bank, US monetary policy, fiscal policy in the United States

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Fatalistically Flawed: A Review Essay on Fragile by Design, by Charles W. Calomiris and Stephen H. Haber

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 04 Feb 2015 Last Revised: 10 Feb 2015
George Selgin
The Cato Institute
Downloads 485 (75,223)

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banking crises, fractional reserve banking, free banking, central banks, currency monopoly, branch banking, deposit insurance

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Law, Legislation, and the Gold Standard

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 17 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 18 Dec 2014
George Selgin
The Cato Institute
Downloads 346 (111,188)
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gold standard, common law, Hayek

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The Productivity Gap: Monetary Policy, the Subprime Boom, and the Post-2001 Productivity Surge

Number of pages: 23 Posted: 01 Dec 2011 Last Revised: 26 Feb 2015
The Cato Institute, Mercatus Center at George Mason University and Ozyegin University
Downloads 311 (124,903)
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Productivity, neutral interest rate, output gap, business cycle, Taylor Rule, subprime boom

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Strong Steam, Weak Patents, or, the Myth of Watt’s Innovation-Blocking Monopoly, Exploded

Journal of Law and Economics, Vol. 54, November 2011
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 14 Apr 2010 Last Revised: 17 Jan 2015
George Selgin and John L. Turner
The Cato Institute and University of Georgia - C. Herman and Mary Virginia Terry College of Business - Department of Economics
Downloads 216 (180,005)
Citation 1

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Steam engines, James Watt, intellectul monopoly, patents

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Has the Fed Been a Failure?

Cato Institute Working Paper
Number of pages: 84 Posted: 09 Mar 2013
The Cato Institute, University of Georgia - C. Herman and Mary Virginia Terry College of Business - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics
Downloads 177 (215,427)
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U.S. financial policy, American economic policy, Federal Reserve Bank, Federal Reserve System, 2008 financial crisis, 2008 economic crisis, United States monetary policy, federal reserve, inflation, expansionary monetary policy

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Banknotes and Economic Growth

Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 59, Issue 4, pp. 390-418, 2012
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 03 Aug 2012
William D. Lastrapes and George Selgin
University of Georgia - C. Herman and Mary Virginia Terry College of Business - Department of Economics and The Cato Institute
Downloads 2 (823,997)
Citation 1
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Operation Twist-the-Truth: How the Federal Reserve Misrepresents Its History and Performance

Cato Journal, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 05 Mar 2014
George Selgin
The Cato Institute
Downloads 150 (247,674)

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Federal Reserve, Propaganda, Reputation

New York's Bank: The National Monetary Commission and the Founding of the Fed

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 06 Jan 2016
George Selgin
The Cato Institute
Downloads 95 (346,967)
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Federal Reserve System, National Monetary Commission, Nelson Aldrich, Asset Currency, Central Banking, Monetary Reform

New York's Bank: The National Monetary Commission and the Founding of the Fed

Cato Institute Policy Analysis No. 793
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 05 Sep 2016
George Selgin
The Cato Institute
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Aldrich Plan, National Monetary Commission, New York's Bank, Finance, Federal Reserve

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Incredible Commitments: Why the EMU is Destroying Both Europe and Itself

Cato Journal, Vol. 33, No. 1, 2013
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 29 Mar 2013
George Selgin
The Cato Institute
Downloads 77 (391,150)

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EU monetary union, Euro currency, European economy, eurozone, EU crisis

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The Futility of Central Banking

Cato Journal, Vol. 30, No. 3, 2010
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 19 Apr 2013
George Selgin
The Cato Institute
Downloads 54 (468,552)
Citation 1

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discretionary central banking, rules of monetary policy, preventing financial crises, asset bubbles, federal reserve policies

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Reforming Last-Resort Lending: The Flexible Open Market Alternative

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 09 Jan 2017
George Selgin
The Cato Institute
Downloads 51 (480,631)
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Open-Market Operations, Emergency Lending, Last-Resort Lending, Discount Window, Product-Mix Auctions; Primary Dealers

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Janet Yellen's Lift Off

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 08 Feb 2021
George Selgin
The Cato Institute
Downloads 49 (488,816)

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Janet Yellen, Federal Reserve, Policy Normalization, Phillips Curve, Unemployment

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Financial Stability Without Central Banks

Institute of Economic Affairs
Number of pages: 90 Posted: 04 Jun 2021
Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), affiliation not provided to SSRN, Durham Business School and The Cato Institute
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UK, Britain, England, Scotland, US, USA, Canada, central bank, central bank policy, Federal Reserve, Bank of England, central banking, monetary policy, financial regulation

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Is Non-State Money Possible? (Czy pieniądz niepaństwowy jest możliwy?)

CASE Research Paper
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 24 May 2019
CASE and George Selgin
CASE - Center for Social and Economic Research and The Cato Institute
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commodity money, coinage, banknotes, free banking, fiat money, non-state money, cryptocurriences, monetary history, monetary systems