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  • Book Launch - London


    We would like to invite you to the launch of a new book on Money in the Great Recession: did a crash in money growth cause the global slump?, published by Edward Elgar Publishing, which Tim Congdon has edited.

    13th July 2017 | 18:00 for 18:30

  • MSc Launch


    The Institute of International Monetary Research is very pleased to announce the new MSc programme in Money, Banking and Central Banking offered by the University of Buckingham from September 2017. The MSc programme is unique in that it offers specialised teaching in banking and financial markets and central banking. Our MSc emphasises the importance of high-quality monetary and banking analysis in order to be able to assess which policies are compatible with steady output growth and long-term financial stability.

    13th March 2017 | 12:00

  • Quantitative Easing:- Triumph or folly?

    Banks and central banks play a central role in the sound functioning of modern monetary economies.

    3rd November 2016 | 09:00

  • What have we learned about money and banking during and since the great recession?

    2nd November 2016 | 18:30-20:00

  • International Monetary Research Launch party

    On 11th June, the Institute of International Monetary Research held a launch party at the RAC Club, Pall Mall, London. Tim Congdon's presentation at the event can be viewed here

    11th June 2015 | 18:00


The founder of Communist Russia, Vladimir Lenin, was quoted by Keynes (in his 1919 Economic Consequences of the Peace) as claiming,

"...the best way to destroy the capitalist system is to debauch the currency...Lenin was certainly right. There is no subtler, surer way of overturning the existing basis of society than to debauch the currency."

Keynes advocated monetary stability as a means of maintaining respect for the key institutions of liberal democracies.