The Elgar Series on Central Banking and Monetary Policy

Series Editors: Louis-Philippe Rochon, Full Professor of Economics, Laurentian University, Canada, Co-Editor of Review of Political Economy and Founding Editor Emeritus, Review of Keynesian Economics, Sylvio Antonio Kappes, Assistant Professor of Economic Theory, Federal University of Ceará, Brazil and Guillaume Vallet, Associate Professor in Economics, University of Grenoble Alpes, France and Associate Researcher, Institute of Sociology Research of Geneva, Switzerland

'This book series could not be more timely: central banking and monetary policy have gone through several unprecedented episodes in the new millennium, and it seems that the near future will, if anything, be even more challenging. Moreover, the digitalisation of money and payments, and new forms of money – like stablecoins and CBCD foreshadow further change. As a consequence, neither academics nor central bankers would dispute the need to thoroughly revisit monetary economics. The comprehensive and systematic approach taken by this series, and its acceptance of many perspectives, will be an important contribution to the necessary debates to come.'
– Ulrich Bindseil, Director General, ECB’s Directorate General Market Infrastructures and Payments

'This new series on central banking breaks new ground in several respects. Contributions present fresh insights on perennial matters, such as financial fragility and the efficacy of monetary policies. They also recenter discussions of monetary policies and central banking around new areas of inquiry, such as income and wealth distribution, the climate emergency, and gender. The editors are to be commended for bringing together a truly global cast of scholars, both established and rising. These books make essential contributions to our understanding of central banking and monetary policy, something that is more important than ever now that the central bankers are beginning a devastating march toward quantitative tightening.'
– Ilene Grabel, Distinguished University Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver, US

‘This new series, planned to consist of a dozen books, is an ambitious attempt to ascertain and analyze all of the current and potential tasks and responsibilities of central bankers, as well as their current and likely future challenges. The editors have done a terrific job in gathering contributions from both experienced scholars and innovative young researchers. They deal with established topics such as inflation targeting, interest rate targeting and financial stability, but also with new concerns about monetary policy, such as income distribution by class, gender and race; digital, local and crypto currencies; democracy in decision-making , as well as climate change and the environment.’
– Marc Lavoie, Professor Emeritus, University of Ottawa, Canada and University of Sorbonne Paris Nord, France

‘The editors of this series have been doing an amazing job in gathering this outstanding and groundbreaking collection of research works on a number of different major issues for the global economy in the twenty-first century. The books in this series provide food for thought for both students and scholars in macroeconomics and for policy makers around the world.’
– Sergio Rossi, Full Professor of Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics, University of Fribourg, Switzerland

'This is an exciting and extraordinary new book series, co-edited by one of the leading post-Keynesians, that pushes the boundaries of central banking and monetary policy. It sheds light on some dark and forgotten corners of the impact of monetary policy, while surveying some standard questions. This is a giant step forward for post-Keynesian economics.'
– The Edward Lipinsky Foundation

This series explores the various topics important to the study of central banking and monetary theory and policy and the challenges surrounding them. The books in the series analyze specific aspects such as income distribution, gender and ecology and will, as a body of work, help better explain the nature and the future of central banks and their role in society and the economy.

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