Book notes: Currency, credit and crisis, by Patrick Honohan

Currency, Credit and Crisis

Patrick Honohan, Currency, credit and crisis, Cambridge University Press, 2019, 387 pages

Patrick Honohan was the first governor of the Central Bank of Ireland to come from outside the magic circle of Irish officialdom. He was an academic with a long record of working for international financial organisations when the Irish government began to confront the near-collapse of the country’s housing and banking sectors.

Honohan soon became the first academic appointed to be governor of the Central

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