Continuity and change in monetary policy and banking in Ireland 1922-43

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dc.contributor.advisor Bielenberg, Andy en
dc.contributor.author Drea, Eoin Paul
dc.date.accessioned 2014-03-20T15:16:15Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.date.submitted 2013
dc.identifier.citation Drea, E. P. 2013. Continuity and change in monetary policy and banking in Ireland 1922-43. PhD Thesis, University College Cork. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/1483
dc.description.abstract The primary objective of this thesis is to examine the development of monetary policy and banking in southern Ireland from the attainment of independence in 1922 (gained through the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921) to the establishment of the Central Bank of Ireland in 1943. This research serves to challenge the overwhelming concentration on the findings of a small number of major works, most notably by Ronan Fanning, Maurice Moynihan and Cormac Ó’Gráda, in the existing historiography. This thesis is based on the research hypothesis that there were two key factors impacting on the development of monetary and banking institutions in Ireland in the 1922-1943 period. First, an exogenous institutional context, primarily Anglo-Irish in focus, in which the wider macroeconomic landscape directly influenced monetary policy and banking in Ireland. Second, an individualist context in which the development of relationships between key individuals dictated development patterns and institutional structures. This research highlights that key Irish policymakers, such as Joseph Brennan, evidenced a more flexible and realistic approach to banking and monetary affairs than is currently recognised. It also develops three further issues which have been overlooked in the existing historiography. First, a germ of monetary reform existed in Ireland from as early as the mid-1920s and was consistent in promoting alternative policies in the period to 1943. Second, this research challenges the view that the creation of the Currency Commission in 1927 and the establishment of the Central Bank of Ireland in 1943 were insignificant events given the continued stagnation in Irish monetary policy in the decades after 1943. Third, this thesis identifies that wider international trends did influence Irish monetary and banking affairs in the 1922-43 period. At both an institutional and more individual level the process of monetary institution building in Ireland was directly impacted by wider international experiences. en
dc.description.sponsorship Irish Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences (Postgraduate Scholar 2010-13); Business Archives Council, United Kingdom (Business History Bursary 2012) en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher University College Cork en
dc.rights © 2013, Eoin P. Drea. en
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ en
dc.subject Banking en
dc.subject Ireland en
dc.subject Currency Commission en
dc.subject Central Banking en
dc.subject Monetary policy en
dc.subject.lcsh Ireland--Economic conditions--1918-1949 en
dc.subject.lcsh Economics--History en
dc.subject.lcsh Money--Ireland en
dc.subject.lcsh Banks and banking--Ireland en
dc.title Continuity and change in monetary policy and banking in Ireland 1922-43 en
dc.type Doctoral thesis en
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral en
dc.type.qualificationname PhD (Arts) en
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dc.check.date 10000-01-01
dc.description.version Accepted Version
dc.contributor.funder Irish Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences en
dc.contributor.funder Business Archives Council, United Kingdom en
dc.description.status Not peer reviewed en
dc.internal.school History en
dc.check.reason This thesis is due for publication or the author is actively seeking to publish this material en
dc.check.opt-out Yes en
dc.thesis.opt-out true
dc.check.entireThesis Entire Thesis Restricted
dc.check.embargoformat Hard bound copy in Library only en
ucc.workflow.supervisor a.bielenberg@ucc.ie
dc.internal.conferring Spring Conferring 2014 en


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