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A Masterclass In Central Banking | Professor Jane Knodell

Jane Knodell, professor of economics at the University of Vermont and author of "The Second Bank of the United States: Central banker in an era of nation-building" joins the show for a masterclass in financial history. Taking us back to the founding of the First & Second Bank of the United States, Knodell discusses the origins of banking, central banking and everything in between, taking us on a tour from the late 1700's to present day. To hear all this and more, you'll have to tune in!


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(00:00) Introduction

(01:02) The First Bank In The United States

(04:29) The Coinage Act Of 1790

(08:37) The Financing Of The Revolutionary War

(14:40) How Successful Was The First Bank?

(17:14) The Second Bank of the United States: “Central” Banker in an Era of Nation-Building

(24:50) The Mechanics of "Discounts, Exchange & Treasury Debt"

(29:05) The Panic Of 1819

(33:02) The Panic of 1825 & The Role Of "Central" Banking

(40:12) Did The Second Bank of the United States Closing In 1836 Have Any Effect On The Panic Of 1837?

(46:29) The Panic Of 1907: The J.P. Morgan Bailouts

(53:55) The Financial System's Plumbing

(57:54) The Financing of WWI

(01:02:34) The Great Depression

(01:07:47) Can The Federal Reserve Print Money?

(01:11:13) Bretton Woods

(01:15:35) The Treasury-Fed Accord

(01:19:15) The FTX Fallout


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