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Money View Reading Group

Money View Reading Group

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February 20, 2029 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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The Money View Reading Group reads and discusses writings (mostly books) on money, banking, and finance. We are a self-directed group. Anyone interested in money and banking can read the readings, join us for discussions, or suggest future readings.

We usually meet via Zoom every other Tuesday at 12 pm Eastern Time US (New York).

Current Reading


The Rise of Central Banks: State Power in Financial Capitalism by Leon Wansleben (2023).



From the description:

While central banks have gained remarkable influence over the past fifty years, promising more stability, global finance has gone from crisis to crisis. How do we explain this development? Drawing on original sources ignored in previous research, The Rise of Central Banks offers a groundbreaking account of the origins and consequences of central banks’ increasing clout over economic policy.

Upcoming Sessions


2024-04-16 — 12:00pm EDT


During this off week, we discuss Charles P. Kindleberger’s 1969 paper “Measuring Equilibrium in the Balance of Payments.”


In this paper, Kindleberger presents and explores several different equation-based definitions of equilibrium in the balance of payments and argues that there’s no one simple measurable concept of equilibrium. His balance-of-payments analysis fleshes out the theory from the 1966 “Dollar and World Liquidity: A Minority View” article in The Economist that Kindleberger wrote with Emile Despres and Walter Salant.

2024-04-23 — 12:00pm EDT


We discuss chapters 4–6 and the conclusion to Leon Wansleben’s The Rise of Central Banks: State Power in Financial Capitalism.

Chapter 4: Money Markets as Infrastructures of Global Finance and Central Banks Chapter 5: The Organization of Ignorance: How Central Bankers Abandoned Regulation Chapter 6: Plumbing Financialization in Vain: Central Banking after 2008 Conclusion

2024-05-07 — 2:30pm EDT


Leon Wansleben joins us to discuss his 2023 book The Rise of Central Banks: State Power in Financial Capitalism.

Future Suggested Readings


  • The Money Illusion by Scott Sumner (2021)
  • An Engine, Not a Camera: How Financial Models Shape Markets by Donald MacKenzie (2007)
  • Capitalizing on Crisis: The Political Origins of the Rise of Finance by Greta Krippner (2011)
  • The Wheels of Commerce by Fernand Braudel (selected chapters) (1979/1982)
  • Introduction to Central Banking by Ulrich Bindseil and Alessio Fota (2021)
  • The Arena of International Finance by Charles Coombs (1976)
  • Central Banking Before 1800: A Rehabilitation by Ulrich Bindseil (2019)
  • The Chairman: John J. McCloy & The Making of the American Establishment by Kai Bird (1992)

Past Readings with Discussion Recordings


“Off-Week” Sessions


2023-04-05 Discussion of Silicon Valley Bank
2023-04-19 Institutional Cash Pools by Zoltan Pozsar (2011)
2023-05-03 BIS Bulletin #73: Stablecoins vs. Tokenized Deposits (May 3, 2023)
2023-07-05 The Credit–Money Hierarchy: a Republican , Egalitarian Appraisal by Aaron James (2023)
2023-07-26 Public Purpose Finance: The Government’s Role as Lender by Nadav Orian Peer (2020)
2023-10-24 Money and the Public Debt by Lev Menand and Joshua Younger (2023) | 1
2023-10-31 Money and the Public Debt by Lev Menand and Joshua Younger (2023) | 2
2023-11-14 ICMA Repo FAQ by Richard Comotto (2013/2019)
2023-11-28 Basis Trades and Treasury Market Illiquidity by Daniel Barth & Jay Kahn (2020)
2024-01-23 Capital flows and the current account by Borio and Disyatat (2015)
2024-02-13 The dual currency system of Renaissance Europe by Luca Fantacci (2008)
2024-02-27 BIS: Buy now, pay later: a cross-country analysis by Cornelli et al. (2023)
2024-03-12 The non-use of money in the Middle Ages by Bell, Brooks, and Moore (2017)
2024-04-09 The Central Role of Credit Crunches in Recent Financial History by Albert M. Wojnilower (1980)

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