Title page for ETD etd-05092009-040502

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Lightfoot, Russell Lee
URN etd-05092009-040502
Title Federal Reserve behavior during the Great Depression
Degree Master of Arts
Department Political Science
Advisory Committee
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  • 1930s
  • economic depression
Date of Defense 1995-07-05
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This thesis will examine possible determinants of Federal Reserve behavior during the Great Depression. It starts with the assumption that economic variables alone are unsatisfactory in determining Federal Reserve policy choices. Various explanations are then offered and examined. The role of elections, partisanship, and regional variation are examined. After these possibilities are tested, the conclusions will be analyzed and suggestions for further research will be considered.

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