'... recommended reading for all monetary economists and practitioners alike.' International Affairs
'Overall this is an excellent contribution to our understanding of the functioning of modern financial markets. It will become essential reading for students, researchers, practitioners and policy-makers with an interest in the behaviour of monetary and financial systems.' Journal of International Development
Argues for a theory of monetary economics which emphasises the importance of the demand and supply of loanable funds and the role of credit. Expanding upon the literature of new institutional economics, the first part of the book stresses the significance of imperfections in information, bankruptcy and banks. The second part examines the policy implications of the new paradigm and demonstrates its relevance to our understanding of two recent historical episodes--the East Asian financial crisis and the 1991 US recession and subsequent recovery and boom.