The European Central Bank

The New European Leviathian?

  • David Howarth
  • Peter Loedel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. David Howarth, Peter Loedel
    Pages 51-86
  3. David Howarth, Peter Loedel
    Pages 117-142
  4. David Howarth, Peter Loedel
    Pages 143-185
  5. David Howarth, Peter Loedel
    Pages 186-210
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 211-272

About this book


David Howarth and Peter Loedel provide a theoretically inspired account of the creation, design and operation of the European Central Bank. Issues explored include the theoretical approaches to the ECB, the antecedents of European monetary authority, the different national perspectives on central bank independence, the complex organization of the bank, the issues of accountability and the difficult first years of the ECB in operation.


bank central bank design European Central Bank European Monetary Union monetary policy money organization organizations

Authors and affiliations

  • David Howarth
    • 1
  • Peter Loedel
    • 2
  1. 1.The School of Social and Political StudiesUniversity of EdinburghUK
  2. 2.Department of Political ScienceWest Chester UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2005
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Economics & Finance Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-52084-8
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-50311-3
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