The Gold Standard Illusion: France, the Bank of France, and the International Gold Standard, 1914-1939

The Gold Standard Illusion: France, the Bank of France, and the International Gold Standard, 1914-1939

by Kenneth Mouré
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199249040

ISBN-13: 9780199249046

Pub. Date: 06/01/2002

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Did French gold policy cause the Great Depression? The Gold Standard Illusion draws on newly-available French records to test the gold standard interpretation of the Great Depression. It provides a history of French economic understanding, policy-making, and politics with regard to gold, monetary policy, and the key role of financial problems in political

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Overview

Did French gold policy cause the Great Depression? The Gold Standard Illusion draws on newly-available French records to test the gold standard interpretation of the Great Depression. It provides a history of French economic understanding, policy-making, and politics with regard to gold, monetary policy, and the key role of financial problems in political instability from 1914 to 1939.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199249046
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/01/2002
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. The gold standard and central banking to 1914
2. The worm in the fruit
3. Deflation in practice
4. The franc in peril
5. The guillotine's clean cut: The Bank of France and the Poincaré stabilization
6. Rather a faith than a theory: central bank co-operation, 1916-30
7. The gold standard illusion
8. Towards modern central banking
9. Conclusions
Appendix I
Appendix II

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