George A. Selgin The Theory of Free Banking

ISBN 13: 9780847675784

The Theory of Free Banking

4.11 avg rating
( 18 ratings by Goodreads )
9780847675784: The Theory of Free Banking
View all copies of this ISBN edition:

To find more information about Rowman and Littlefield titles, please visit

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.


...George Selgin ably dissects the anatomy of free banking, its function and its prognosis. ^IThe Theory of Free Banking^R may be seen in 50 years as one of the most influential economics books written. (Ny City Tribune)

Selgin does more than provide a fresh hearing for free banking. By framing monetary questions in the broadest context, he contributes importantly toward the integration of price theory and monetary theory. (The Southern Economic Journal)

It would be hard to recommend this book too highly. It exhibits extensive research, lucid thinking, and some very provocative conclusions. There can be no doubt that some of Selgin's arguments will be challenged for this is a book that will be hotly debated. Above all, it is essential reading for all monetary and financial theorists. (The Journal Of Economics)

...the importance of Selgin's contribution should not be underrated....With books such as Selgin's, there is hope for the future of ideas and our banking system....^IThe Theory of Free Banking^R presents what is probably the most important and challenging statement in the field of money and banking of this century. (The Detroit News)

...written in the style of an excellent teacher who has constant intellectual contact with his students. His audience can be interested laymen as well as professional economists. (Journal of Money)

an ambitious work....It not only employs theory to explore alternative institutions but also enriches the theory itself. (Austrian Economics Newsletter)

^IThe Theory of Free Banking provides a way to escape from the heads-I-win tails-you-lose dilemmas present in current debate about monetary reform. This is solid intellectual nourishment for friends of economic liberty. (Laissez Faire Review^R)

George Selgin develops a forceful argument that the existing regulated banking system based on central bank monopoly note issue should be replaced by an unregulated system in which commercial banks are free to issue bank notes as well as deposits. (Anna J. Schwartz)

George Selgin's major contribution in this book is to show how competition among completely free, unregulated banks-issuing their own currency-would work, and in my mind he has proven it would be more stable and sound than our current regulatory mess. (Joe Cobb)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

List Price: US$ 76.50
US$ 2,928.50

Convert currency

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780847677306: The Theory of Free Banking

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0847677303 ISBN 13:  9780847677306
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 1988

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace


Selgin, George A.
Published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN 10: 0847675785 ISBN 13: 9780847675784
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0847675785 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW33.1492908

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 2,928.50
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds