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Solvency as a Fundamental Constraint on LOLR Policy for Independent Central Banks: Principles, History, Law
Sir Paul M. W. Tucker
This paper follows up earlier work advocating a principled modernization of doctrines for central bank lender-of-last-resort policies and operations.