Lawrence Jacobs gives his lecture on Fed Power

Fed Power: How Finance Wins

Larry Jacobs and Desmond King discussed their new book, Fed Power: How Finance Wins, which traces the Fed's historic development during the 19th century to its current position as the most important institution in the American economy, possessing unparalleled capacity and autonomy to intervene in private markets. 

Speakers

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Lawrence R. Jacobs, Walter F. and Joan Mondale Chair for Political Studies and Director of the Center for the Study of Politics and Governance in the Hubert H. Humphrey School, Department of Political Science at the University of Minnesota.

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Desmond King, Andrew W Mellon professor of American Government at Nuffield College, University of Oxford and Emeritus Fellow, St John’s College. 

 This event was held on 16 November 2016.

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