George A Selgin will discuss how Parliament removed Scottish banks' note-issuing privileges, undermining its once-celebrated system
Prof George Selgin is Professor of Economics at the University of Georgia, a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute, and an associate editor at Econ Journal Watch. His areas of expertise are monetary economics, macroeconomics and economic history. He is the author of The Theory of Free Banking (1988), Less than Zero: The Case for a Falling Price Level in a Growing Economy (1997), and Good Money: Birmingham Button-Makers, the Royal Mint, and the Beginnings of Modern Coinage (2008) and of numerous scholarly articles for academic journals including the Journal of Economic History, the Economic Journal, the Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, and the Journal of Economic Literature.
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