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Birth of a MarketThe U.S. Treasury Securities Market from the Great War to the Great Depression$
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Kenneth D. Garbade

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780262016377

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262016377.001.0001

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Coda on Treasury Debt Management during the Great Depression

Coda on Treasury Debt Management during the Great Depression

(p.332) (p.333) 23 Coda on Treasury Debt Management during the Great Depression
Birth of a Market

Kenneth D. Garbade

The MIT Press

This chapter discusses Treasury debt management during the Great Depression. The most important development in Treasury debt management was the introduction of regular and predictable auctions of thirteen-week Treasury bills. These would serve as a model for the regular and predictable note and bond auctions that came to characterize Treasury debt management in the last quarter of the twentieth century.

Keywords:   Treasury debt, debt management, Great Depression, Treasury bills, bond auctions

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