Monetary Regimes in Transition

Monetary Regimes in Transition

by Michael D. Bordo, Forrest Capie
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521030420

ISBN-13: 9780521030427

Pub. Date: 11/02/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This important contribution to comparative economic history examines different countries' experiences with different monetary regimes, laying particular emphasis on how the regimes fared when placed under stress such as wars and/or other changes in the economic environment. Covering the experience of ten countries over the period 1700-1990, the contributors employ the…  See more details below

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This important contribution to comparative economic history examines different countries' experiences with different monetary regimes, laying particular emphasis on how the regimes fared when placed under stress such as wars and/or other changes in the economic environment. Covering the experience of ten countries over the period 1700-1990, the contributors employ the latest techniques of economic analysis in their studies. Several papers are concerned with the transformation from bimetallism to gold monometallism in the nineteenth century and the determinants of monetary regimes' transformation in the core countries of Britain, France, and the United States. Others focus on the successful and unsuccessful gold standard experiences of Canada, Australia, and Spain, while yet others examine the experience of wartime and postwar stabilizations surrounding the two World Wars and the Napoleonic Wars.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521030427
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/02/2006
Series:
Studies in Macroeconomic History Series
Pages:
412
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

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1Introduction1
2The scramble for gold: monetary regime transformation in the 1870s15
3The Latin Monetary Union and the emergence of the international gold standard68
4Greenback resumption and silver risk: the economics and politics of monetary regime change in the United States, 1862-190086
5Spain during the classical gold standard years, 1880-1914135
6Canada and the gold standard, 1871-1914: a durable monetary regime173
7Australia's payments adjustment and capital flows under the international gold standard, 1870-1913201
8British and French finance during the Napoleonic Wars241
9Interpreting a change in monetary policy regimes: a reappraisal of the first Hungarian hyperinflation and stabilization, 1921-28274
10Halting inflation in Italy and France after the Second World War312
11The rise and fall of credit controls: the case of Sweden, 1939-89346
12An assessment of monetary regimes373
Index384

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