Depressions & Panics

General materials on economic depressions and panics, as well as specific collections related to the Great Depression and the Panic of 1907.

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Financial Performance of Continental Illinois National Bank: A Chronology and Peer Group Comparison: A Chronology and Peer Group Comparison: Staff Report to Subcommittee on Financial Institutions Supervision, Regulation and Insurance, Committee on Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs

Financial Performance of Continental Illinois National Bank: A Chronology and Peer Group Comparison: A Chronology and Peer Group Comparison: Staff Report to Subcommittee on Financial Institutions Supervision, Regulation and Insurance, Committee on Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs


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Staff Report to Subcommittee on Financial Institutions Supervision, Regulation and Insurance Committee on Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs

OCLC:
11216840

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United States. Congress. House, ([year]), Financial Performance of Continental Illinois National Bank: A Chronology and Peer Group Comparison: A Chronology and Peer Group Comparison: Staff Report to Subcommittee on Financial Institutions Supervision, Regulation and Insurance, Committee on Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs, [issue title/date], accessed Apr 20, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=735

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Date: 1984
Authors: United States. Congress. House

Financial factors in the Great Depression

Financial factors in the Great Depression


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Date:
1993, American Economic Association. Republished with permission

Collection:
Meltzer, A History of the Federal Reserve Volume 1, 1913-1951

Volume:
7

ISSN:
0895-3309

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Calomiris, Charles W., 1993, Financial factors in the Great Depression, from Meltzer, A History of the Federal Reserve Volume 1, 1913-1951, accessed Apr 20, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/meltzer/record.php?id=4250

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Date: 1993
Authors: Calomiris, Charles W.

Gold Regulations Prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury under Executive Order of August 28, 1933

Gold Regulations Prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury under Executive Order of August 28, 1933


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Relating to the hoarding, export, and earmarking of gold coin, bullion, or currency and to transactions in foreign exchange.

OCLC:
6644980

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United States. Dept. of the Treasury, ([year]), Gold Regulations Prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury under Executive Order of August 28, 1933, [issue title/date], accessed Apr 20, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=711

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Date: 1933
Authors: United States. Dept. of the Treasury

Great Depression in the United States from a neoclassical perspective

Great Depression in the United States from a neoclassical perspective


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1999, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Collection:
Meltzer, A History of the Federal Reserve Volume 1, 1913-1951

ISSN:
0271-5287

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Cole, Harold and Ohanian, Lee, 1999, Great Depression in the United States from a neoclassical perspective, from Meltzer, A History of the Federal Reserve Volume 1, 1913-1951, accessed Apr 20, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/meltzer/record.php?id=4112

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Date: 1999
Authors: Cole, Harold, Ohanian, Lee

History of crises under the national banking system: 1910 - Complete Publication

History of crises under the national banking system: 1910 - Complete Publication


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History of crises under the national banking system

OCLC:
448504

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National Monetary Commission and Sprague, O.M.W., ([year]), History of crises under the national banking system: 1910, accessed Apr 20, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/nmc/nmc_538_1910.pdf

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Date: 1910
Authors: National Monetary Commission, Sprague, O.M.W.

Increasing Rates of Compensation of the Heads and Assistant Heads of Executive Departments and Independent Agencies. Report to Accompany H. R. 1689.

Increasing Rates of Compensation of the Heads and Assistant Heads of Executive Departments and Independent Agencies. Report to Accompany H. R. 1689.


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81st Congress, 1st Session, Report No. 882.

Date:
1949/08/09,

Collection:
The Marriner S. Eccles Document Collection

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United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Post Office and Civil Service, 1949, Increasing Rates of Compensation of the Heads and Assistant Heads of Executive Departments and Independent Agencies. Report to Accompany H. R. 1689., from The Marriner S. Eccles Document Collection, accessed Apr 20, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/eccles/046_22_0005.pdf

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Date: 1949
Authors: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Post Office and Civil Service

Inquiry into Continental Illinois Corp. and Continental Illinois National Bank: Hearings before the Subcommittee on Financial Institutions Supervision, Regulation, and Insurance of the Committee on Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs, House of Representatives, Ninety-eighth Congress, Second Session, September 18, 19 and October 4, 1984

Inquiry into Continental Illinois Corp. and Continental Illinois National Bank: Hearings before the Subcommittee on Financial Institutions Supervision, Regulation, and Insurance of the Committee on Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs, House of Representatives, Ninety-eighth Congress, Second Session, September 18, 19 and October 4, 1984


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Hearings before the Subcommittee on Financial Institutions Supervision, Regulation and Insurance of the Committee on Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs. 98th Congress, 2nd Session.

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Y 4.B 22/1:98-111

OCLC:
11632351

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United States. Congress. House. Committee on Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs, ([year]), Inquiry into Continental Illinois Corp. and Continental Illinois National Bank: Hearings before the Subcommittee on Financial Institutions Supervision, Regulation, and Insurance of the Committee on Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs, House of Representatives, Ninety-eighth Congress, Second Session, September 18, 19 and October 4, 1984, [issue title/date], accessed Apr 20, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=745

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Date: 1984
Authors: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs

Interpretation of Banking Act of 1933

Interpretation of Banking Act of 1933


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Example of letter sent to the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City regarding savings pass book interest. Identical letters sent to all Federal Reserve Banks.

OCLC:
27715658

Citation:
United States. Dept. of the Treasury, ([year]), Interpretation of Banking Act of 1933, [issue title/date], accessed Apr 20, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=712

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Date: 1933
Authors: United States. Dept. of the Treasury

Investigation of Economic Problems: Hearings before the Committee on Finance, United States Senate, Seventy-Second Congress, Second Session, Pursuant to S. Res. 315

Investigation of Economic Problems: Hearings before the Committee on Finance, United States Senate, Seventy-Second Congress, Second Session, Pursuant to S. Res. 315


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Hearings before the Senate Committee on Finance, pursuant to S. Res. 315 "authorizing and directing the Finance Committee to make an investigation and study of the present economic problems of the United States with a view to securing constructive suggestions with respect to the solution of such problems." Chaired by Reed Smoot; hearings held from February 13 to 28, 1933.

It was at his testimony during these hearings that Marriner Eccles, at the time President of the First Security Corporation in Ogden, Utah, was recognized by government officials, which lead to Eccles being asked to take on the position of an assistant to Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morgenthau, Jr., and shortly thereafter was nominated by President Roosevelt for the position of Governor of the Federal Reserve Board.

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Y 4.F 49:Ec 7/

OCLC:
4350587

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Eccles, Marriner S. (Marriner Stoddard), 1890-1977 and United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Finance, ([year]), Investigation of Economic Problems: Hearings before the Committee on Finance, United States Senate, Seventy-Second Congress, Second Session, Pursuant to S. Res. 315, [issue title/date], accessed Apr 20, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=176

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Date: 1933
Authors: Eccles, Marriner S. (Marriner Stoddard), 1890-1977, United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Finance

Lessons from the panic of 1907

Lessons from the panic of 1907


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Date:
1990, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Collection:
Meltzer, A History of the Federal Reserve Volume 1, 1913-1951

Volume:
75

ISSN:
0732-1813

Citation:
Moen, Jon R. and Tallman, Ellis W., 1990, Lessons from the panic of 1907, from Meltzer, A History of the Federal Reserve Volume 1, 1913-1951, accessed Apr 20, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/meltzer/record.php?id=4221

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Date: 1990
Authors: Moen, Jon R., Tallman, Ellis W.

Macroeconomics of the Great Depression

Macroeconomics of the Great Depression


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1995, Ohio State University Press. Republished with permission

Collection:
Meltzer, A History of the Federal Reserve Volume 1, 1913-1951

Volume:
27

ISSN:
0022-2879

Citation:
Bernanke, Ben, 1995, Macroeconomics of the Great Depression, from Meltzer, A History of the Federal Reserve Volume 1, 1913-1951, accessed Apr 20, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/meltzer/record.php?id=4261

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Date: 1995
Authors: Bernanke, Ben

Meaning of money in the Great Depression

Meaning of money in the Great Depression


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Imprint: Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research, 1993.

Date:
1993, National Bureau of Economic Research. Republished with permission

Collection:
Meltzer, A History of the Federal Reserve Volume 1, 1913-1951

Citation:
Rockoff, Hugh, 1993, Meaning of money in the Great Depression, from Meltzer, A History of the Federal Reserve Volume 1, 1913-1951, accessed Apr 20, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/meltzer/record.php?id=4230

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Date: 1993
Authors: Rockoff, Hugh

Member bank borrowing and the Fed's contractionary monetary policy during the Great Depression

Member bank borrowing and the Fed's contractionary monetary policy during the Great Depression


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Date:
1990, Ohio State University Press. Republished with permission

Collection:
Meltzer, A History of the Federal Reserve Volume 1, 1913-1951

Volume:
22

ISSN:
0022-2879

Citation:
Wheelock, David, 1990, Member bank borrowing and the Fed's contractionary monetary policy during the Great Depression, from Meltzer, A History of the Federal Reserve Volume 1, 1913-1951, accessed Apr 20, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/meltzer/record.php?id=4256

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Date: 1990
Authors: Wheelock, David

Missourians on the Move: A Study of Intra-State Transient Men and Boys Applying at St. Louis April, 1934-August, 1935

Missourians on the Move: A Study of Intra-State Transient Men and Boys Applying at St. Louis April, 1934-August, 1935


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Published by the St. Louis Bureau for Men, formerly the Bureau for Homeless Men, this 1938 publication analyzes the transient and homeless population of men and boys in Missouri at the end of the Great Depression.

OCLC:
26018619

Citation:
Bureau for Men (Saint Louis, Mo.), ([year]), Missourians on the Move: A Study of Intra-State Transient Men and Boys Applying at St. Louis April, 1934-August, 1935, [issue title/date], accessed Apr 20, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=130

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Date: 1938
Authors: Bureau for Men (Saint Louis, Mo.)

Money Trust Investigation: Investigation of Financial and Monetary Conditions in the United States Under House Resolutions Nos. 429 and 504

Money Trust Investigation: Investigation of Financial and Monetary Conditions in the United States Under House Resolutions Nos. 429 and 504


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In 1912, a special subcommittee was convened by the Chairman of the House Banking and Currency Committee, Arsene P. Pujo. Its purpose was to investigate the "money trust," a small group of Wall Street bankers that exerted powerful control over the nation's finances. The committee's majority report concluded that a group of financial leaders had abused the public trust to consolidate control over many industries. The Pujo Committee report created a climate of public opinion that lead to the passage of the Federal Reserve Act of 1913 and the Clayton Antitrust Act of 1914.

The hearings were conducted between May 16, 1912 and February 26, 1913. The transcript of the hearings was published in three volumes. It is presented in the original 29 parts with the index, a table of interlocking directorates of 18 financial institutions, and the majority/minority report of the committee.

SUDOC:
Y 4.B 22/1:M 74/2/

OCLC:
5538616

Citation:
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Banking and Currency, ([year]), Money Trust Investigation: Investigation of Financial and Monetary Conditions in the United States Under House Resolutions Nos. 429 and 504, [issue title/date], accessed Apr 20, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=80

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Date: 1912
Authors: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Banking and Currency

National Income and Product Accounts Benchmark Revisions

National Income and Product Accounts Benchmark Revisions


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The first compilation of national income and product accounts was published in July 1947, with data covering 1929-1946. Subsequently, periodic reports were prepared that provided comprehensive revisions of the estimates of national income and their component series against the previous benchmarks. Descriptions of the 2003 and 2009 revisions are available on the Bureau of Economic Analysis website. The associated tables are available under the National Data links.

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United States. Dept. of Commerce, ([year]), National Income and Product Accounts Benchmark Revisions, [issue title/date], accessed Apr 20, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=181

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Availability: 1947 to 2001
Authors: United States. Dept. of Commerce

New York City's Financial Crisis: an Evaluation of its Economic Impact and of Proposed Policy Solutions

New York City's Financial Crisis: an Evaluation of its Economic Impact and of Proposed Policy Solutions


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Joint Committee print. An evaluation of the economic impact of and of proposed policy solutions for New York City's financial crisis of the 1970s. Joint Economic Committee, 94th Congress, 1st. session.

OCLC:
2462015

Citation:
United States. Congress. Joint Economic Committee, ([year]), New York City's Financial Crisis: an Evaluation of its Economic Impact and of Proposed Policy Solutions, [issue title/date], accessed Apr 20, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=761

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Date: 1975
Authors: United States. Congress. Joint Economic Committee

Non-Family Boys on Relief: A Study of Non-Family Boys, Age 16-21, on Relief in St. Louis prior to August 31, 1933

Non-Family Boys on Relief: A Study of Non-Family Boys, Age 16-21, on Relief in St. Louis prior to August 31, 1933


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Published in 1937 by the Bureau for Homeless Men, this study analyzes why young men were homeless or living independently.

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Bureau for Men (Saint Louis, Mo.), ([year]), Non-Family Boys on Relief: A Study of Non-Family Boys, Age 16-21, on Relief in St. Louis prior to August 31, 1933, [issue title/date], accessed Apr 20, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=132

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Date: 1937
Authors: Bureau for Men (Saint Louis, Mo.)

Oversight Hearings into the Effectiveness of Federal Bank Regulation (Franklin National Bank Failure): Hearings before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Government Operations, House of Representatives, Ninety-fourth Congress, Second Session

Oversight Hearings into the Effectiveness of Federal Bank Regulation (Franklin National Bank Failure): Hearings before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Government Operations, House of Representatives, Ninety-fourth Congress, Second Session


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Hearings before the Commerce, Consumer, and Monetary Affairs Subcommittee of the Committee on Government Operations, House of Representatives.

OCLC:
2605582

Citation:
United States. Congress. House, ([year]), Oversight Hearings into the Effectiveness of Federal Bank Regulation (Franklin National Bank Failure): Hearings before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Government Operations, House of Representatives, Ninety-fourth Congress, Second Session, [issue title/date], accessed Apr 20, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=747

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Date: 1976
Authors: United States. Congress. House

Penn Square Bank Failure: Hearings before the Committee on Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs, House of Representatives, Ninety-seventh Congress, Second Session

Penn Square Bank Failure: Hearings before the Committee on Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs, House of Representatives, Ninety-seventh Congress, Second Session


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This two-part hearing was held to review the causes, effects, and implications of the insolvency and liquidation of the Penn Square Bank of Oklahoma City, which failed in July 1982.

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Y 4.B 22/1:97-92

OCLC:
9276619

Citation:
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs, ([year]), Penn Square Bank Failure: Hearings before the Committee on Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs, House of Representatives, Ninety-seventh Congress, Second Session, [issue title/date], accessed Apr 20, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=748

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Availability: 1982 to 1982
Authors: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs

Private sector responses to the panic of 1907

Private sector responses to the panic of 1907


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Date:
1995, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Collection:
Meltzer, A History of the Federal Reserve Volume 1, 1913-1951

Volume:
80

ISSN:
0732-1813

Citation:
Tallman, Ellis W., 1995, Private sector responses to the panic of 1907, from Meltzer, A History of the Federal Reserve Volume 1, 1913-1951, accessed Apr 20, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/meltzer/record.php?id=4040

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Date: 1995
Authors: Tallman, Ellis W.

Realities of Unemployment

Realities of Unemployment


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Pamphlet created by Harry L. Hopkins, Administrator of the Works Progress Administration.

SUDOC:
Y3.W89-2:2 U56

OCLC:
5208333

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Hopkins, Harry L., ([year]), Realities of Unemployment, [issue title/date], accessed Apr 20, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=151

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Date: 1937
Authors: Hopkins, Harry L.

Reconstruction Finance Corporation Act as Amended and Provisions of the Emergency Relief and Construction Act of 1932 Pertaining to Reconstruction Finance Corporation. July 21, 1932.

Reconstruction Finance Corporation Act as Amended and Provisions of the Emergency Relief and Construction Act of 1932 Pertaining to Reconstruction Finance Corporation. July 21, 1932.


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The 1959 final report is also available.

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Y 3.R 24:2 Ac 8

OCLC:
43846999

Citation:
United States. Congress, ([year]), Reconstruction Finance Corporation Act as Amended and Provisions of the Emergency Relief and Construction Act of 1932 Pertaining to Reconstruction Finance Corporation. July 21, 1932., [issue title/date], accessed Apr 20, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=752

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Date: 1932
Authors: United States. Congress

Recovery: How Fast and How Far?

Recovery: How Fast and How Far?


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This report, produced by the Congressional Budget Office, was written in 1975 when key economic indicators were signaling that the U.S. was recovering from its longest and worst recession since the 1930s. The report discusses forecasts for increasing production, but continued high unemployment, and likely renewed inflation due to rising prices. The CBO presents alternative public policy actions, including recommendations for the Federal Reserve System, that were estimated to have significant effects on the rate of recovery during the following couple of years.

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Y 10.2:R 24

OCLC:
2819788

Citation:
United States. Congressional Budget Office, ([year]), Recovery: How Fast and How Far?, [issue title/date], accessed Apr 20, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=109

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Date: 1975
Authors: United States. Congressional Budget Office

Regulations Relating to Licensing the Purchase and Export of Gold

Regulations Relating to Licensing the Purchase and Export of Gold


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OCLC:
42932323

Citation:
United States. Dept. of the Treasury, ([year]), Regulations Relating to Licensing the Purchase and Export of Gold, [issue title/date], accessed Apr 20, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=713

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Date: 1933
Authors: United States. Dept. of the Treasury



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