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The Encyclopedia of Central Banking

Academic journal article Reference & User Services Quarterly

The Encyclopedia of Central Banking

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The Encyclopedia of Central Banking. Edited by LouisPhilippe Rochon and Sergio Rossi. Northhampton, MA: Edward Elgar, 2015. 510 pages. $245 (ISBN: 978-1-78254743-3). E-book available (978-1-78254-744-0).

Rochon is an Associate Professor of Economics, at Laurentian University, in Ontario, Canada, where he is Director of the International Economic Policy Institute. His areas of research include monetary theory and policy, financialization, and post-Keynesian economics. Rossi, is a Full Professor of Economics at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, where he holds the Chair of Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics, and Senior Research Associate at the International Economic Policy Institute at Laurentian University in Canada. The two editors have co-authored several articles together and now have edited this reference work.

In this encyclopedia Rochon and Rossi state the aim to be "providing a critical understanding of central banking, based on a plural perspective on several issues at both theoretical and policy-oriented levels" (xxviii). The title work intends to "explain the complexity of monetary-policy interventions, their conceptual as well as institutional frameworks, and their own limits and drawbacks" (xxviii).

The encyclopedia starts with a table of contents that lists each entry, the author of the entry and the page number. After the table of contents comes this list of contributors with their affiliation. There is no index and the last page of the volume is the last entry.

The entries are all about two pages long and contain "See Also" referrals as well as references for further reading. …

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