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
     
 

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

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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:
786,167
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.32(d)

Table of Contents

Tables
Figures
1Introduction3
2The Classical Gold Standard in Interwar Perspective29
3The Wartime Transition67
4Postwar Instability100
5The Legacy Of Hyperinflation125
6Reconstructing the Facade153
7The Interwar Gold Standard in Operation187
8Cracks in the Facade222
9Crisis and Opportunity258
10Tentative Adjustments287
11The Dollar and the World Economic Conference317
12Toward the Tripartite Agreement348
13Conclusion390
References401
Cartoon Sources427
Index429

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