The politics of central banks / Robert Elgie and Helen Thompson.

Elgie, Robert.

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	Preface    vii

1 	The politics of core executive control	I

2 	Core executive/central bank relations	14

3 	The core executive and the Bank of England
	(1694-1987): from autonomy to dependence	35

4	The core executive and the Bank of England
     (1988-97): the primacy of domestic politics                      66

5	The core executive and the Bank of France
     (1800-1981): the old regime                                      96

6	The core executive and the Bank of France
	(1981-97): shadowing the Bundesbank	117

7	The political control of economic life	142

	Appendix I Calculating Central Bank independence	162
	Appendix 2 Bank of England independence, 1694-1997	165
	Appendix 3 Bank of France independence, 1800-1997	167
	Appendix 4 European Central Bank independence	169
	Notes	171
	Bibliography	175
	Index	186