Book notes: The rise of central banks, by Leon Wansleben

The books is at its best when the author focusses on sociological angles related to central bank economics

Book_The Rise of central banks

Leon Wansleben, The rise of central banks: state power in financial capitalism, Harvard University Press, 2022, 340 pages

Research departments of central banks do not employ many sociologists. Also in academia, there is a scarcity of literature on the position of central banks in the framework of state bureaucracies, except for one aspect: in the last four decades, an ongoing discussion of the pros and cons of central banks’ political independence has taken place. Otherwise, central banking has

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