The Quantity Theory of Money

  • G. R. Steele


The emergence of the money economy has been examined in detail. The evolution of increasingly sophisticated banking practices was seen to be guided by the market process. Banking is important to the money economy, but its presence should not be allowed to obscure more fundamental issues. A broad theoretical view of the money economy is of first importance.


Money Supply Bank Credit Relative Scarcity Money Balance Quantity Theory 
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    The rate of interest at which the demand for loan capital and the supply of savings exactly agree, and which more or less corresponds to the expected yield on the newly created capital, will then be the normal or natural real rate’ (Knut Wicksell, Lectures on Political Economy, first published in Swedish in 1906. Cited from Gilbert, 1956, p. 69 fn).Google Scholar

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© G.R. Steele 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. R. Steele
    • 1
  1. 1.University of LancasterUK

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