Did Monetary Forces Cause the Great Depression?

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INDEX
Agriculture
conclusions about decline in, 171-72, 173
effects of decline on banks, 20, 85, 86-90, 94, 149-50
exports, 2
fall in prices, 2, 83, 160, 161n
income decline, in, 146-51
investment, German, 157
unemployment in, 146
world-wide depression in, 146-51
Allen, Fred, 75
Ando, Albert, 69, 70, 71, 74n, 144n
Angell, James W., 155n
Arena, J. J., 71n
Austrian bank failure ( 1931), 2, 173
Automobile production, 2, 32, 51n
Autonomous spending, fall in, 9-11 63, 68, 83
as cause of Depression, 177-78
income and, 14
Balance of payments
Canadian, 26
connection to domestic money supply, 152-56
in econometric models, 41
Bank crisis of 1930, 9, 10, 15, 24, 47-48, 79, 105, 108, 168
decline in bond value as cause of, 110
as Depression precipitator, 83-95, 123-24
Bank failures, 2-3, 4, 7, 11, 24-25, 165, 171
conclusion about, 174-75, 177-78
in econometric studies, 47-48, 55-61, 88-90
effect on interest rates, 24, 27
link to agriculture, 85, 86-90, 94, 149-50
money hypothesis and, 53-55, 60
and open-market purchases of 1932, 25-26, 29, 97, 126
reserves and, 26, 28-29, 47-48
stock of money and, 53-61
Bank Holiday of 1933, 4, 57n, 84
Bank and Quotation Record, 113-14
Bank of the Rockaways, 91
Bank of United States
failure of, 79, 85, 87, 90-94
mergers of, 91
payment of liabilities, 93
Banking and Monetary Statistics, 88n, 110n, 120-21, 122n
Bankus Corporation, 91, 92
Black Thursday, 1, 75
Bolch, Ben, 45-47, 48n, 51n, 67n
Bonds
Aaa, 42n, 103n, 106-7, 120, 123
Baa, 80, 105, 106-7, 108, 109, 120, 127
changes in interest-rate differentials, 103-21
downgrading of, 105-8
investor preference for short-term, 119-21
monthly holding-period yields, 113-19, 120, 121
price-of-risk concept, 109-10

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