Gold Standard In Theory & History / Edition 2

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Since the successful first edition of The Gold Standard in Theory and History was published in 1985, much new research has been completed. This updated version contains five new essays including:
* post 1990 literature on exchange rate target zones
* a discussion of the light shed by the gold standard on the European Monetary Union debate
* a new introduction by Eichengreen with Marc Flandreau
This will be an invaluable resource for students of macroeconomics, international economics and economic history at all levels.

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A collection of essays on the gold standard, with sections on theory, the gold standard in history, the interwar gold exchange standard, and Bretton Woods and after. Specific topics include the prewar gold standard, the standard since Alec Ford, and conditions of equilibrium and the price of gold. Useful for students on macroeconomics, international economics, and economic history. This second edition contains six new essays, including one by John Maynard Keynes. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415150613
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/8/1997
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements
1 Editors' introduction 1
Pt. I The gold standard in theory 31
2 On the balance of trade 33
3 The working of the prewar gold standard 44
4 How the gold standard worked, 1880-1913 57
5 A portfolio-balance model of the gold standard 76
6 The gold standard as a rule 99
Pt. II The gold standard in history 129
7 The significance of the gold points 131
8 The myth and realities of the so-called gold standard 140
9 Notes on the working of the gold standard before 1914 161
10 The gold standard since Alec Ford 187
11 The dynamics of international monetary systems: international and domestic factors in the rise, reign, and demise of the classical gold standard 207
Pt. III The interwar gold exchange standard 229
12 First interim report 231
13 Report 246
14 The gold exchange standard 262
Pt. IV Bretton Woods and after 289
15 The gold-dollar system: conditions of equilibrium and the price of gold 291
16 The Bretton Woods system: paradise lost? 313
Further reading 329
Index 335
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