Golden Fetters: The Gold Standard and the Great Depression, 1919-1939 / Edition 1

Golden Fetters: The Gold Standard and the Great Depression, 1919-1939 / Edition 1

by Barry Eichengreen
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195101138

ISBN-13: 9780195101133

Pub. Date: 02/08/1996

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This book offers a reassessment of the international monetary problems that led to the global economic crisis of the 1930s. It explores the connections between the gold standard—the framework regulating international monetary affairs until 1931—and the Great Depression that broke out in 1929. Eichengreen shows how economic policies, in conjunction with

Overview

This book offers a reassessment of the international monetary problems that led to the global economic crisis of the 1930s. It explores the connections between the gold standard—the framework regulating international monetary affairs until 1931—and the Great Depression that broke out in 1929. Eichengreen shows how economic policies, in conjunction with the imbalances created by World War I, gave rise to the global crisis of the 1930s. He demonstrates that the gold standard fundamentally constrained the economic policies that were pursued and that it was largely responsible for creating the unstable economic environment on which those policies acted. The book also provides a valuable perspective on the economic policies of the post-World War II period and their consequences.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195101133
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/08/1996
Series:
NBER Series on Long-term Factors in Economic Development Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
655,597
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.32(d)

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