What follows is a very long list of papers related to the topics that will be covered in this
Obviously, we will discuss explicitly only a fraction of this material, but it may be
good to have an extensive bibliography.
A separate abridged reading list will follow.
I. Background, History, and History of Thought
G. McCandeless, A. Rolnick and W. Weber (1993) "What is Money?" and “How
Money Evolved in the United States,” Chapters 2 and 3 in
Money, Banking and
Jack Weatherford (1997)
The History of Money,
New York: Three Rivers Press
Glyn Davies (2002)
A History of Money From Ancient Times to the Present Day
3rd. ed. Cardiff: University of Wales Press.
Adam Smith (1776) "Of the Origin and Use of Money," Book I, Chapter IV, in
Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of The Wealth of Nations
; reprinted in Starr
W. Stanley Jevons (1875)
Money and the Mechanism of Exchange
Appleton, Chapters I-III; reprinted in Starr (1990).
Karl Menger (1892) "On the Origin of Money,"
reprinted in Starr (1990).
Knut Wicksell (1911)
Lectures on Political Economy,Vol. 2, Money
, translated by
E. Classen, 2nd ed., New York: Kelley, 1967.
Ludwig von Mises (1912)
The Theory of Money and Credit
. Translated by Harold
E. Baston. Oxford: Alden, 1934.
John R. Hicks (1935) "A Suggestion for Simplifying the Theory of
2, 1-19; reprinted in Starr (1990).
Robert Clower (1965) "A Reconsideration of the Microfoundations of Monetary
Western Economic Journal
Armen A. Alchian (1977) "Why Money?"
Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking
R. A. Radford (1945) “The Economic Organization of a P.O.W. Camp,”
, Nov. 1945.