Free Banking in Canada

Free Banking in Canada

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About the Webinar

This webinar provides a general overview of the Canadian banking system in its pre-Bank of Canada days, when it was amongst the less regulated, and more stable and efficient, banking systems in the world. The discussion will contrast it with the U.S. system of that same period. It will also examine the Canadian government’s reasons for establishing a central bank in 1935, and for embracing deposit insurance in 1967.

This is a previously recorded webinar. The recording includes a 30-minute presentation followed by a 15-minute question and answer period by LIVE attendees. If you are interested in attending one of our upcoming webinars, look under the Upcoming Events tab.

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About the Speaker

George Selgin

George Selgin is a senior fellow and director emeritus of the Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives at the Cato Institute and professor emeritus of economics at the University of Georgia. His research covers a broad range of topics within the field of monetary economics, including monetary history, macroeconomic theory, and the history of monetary thought.

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