A financial institution that manages the currency and monetary supply of a nation state.
The mandate of central banks is often to control domestic employment and maintain price stability of a national currency.
Examples of central banks include:
- United States Federal Reserve
- European Central Bank
- Bank of England
- Braun, Benjamin, and Daniela Gabor. 2019. ‘Central Banking, Shadow Banking, and Infrastructural Power’. https://doi.org/10.31235/osf.io/nf9ms.