Monetary Regimes of the Twentieth Century

Monetary Regimes of the Twentieth Century

by Andrew Britton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521801699

ISBN-13: 9780521801690

Pub. Date: 02/04/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This account of monetary regimes since 1900 shows how the role of policy has changed, and how this has related to experience of inflation and the real economy, as well as to changes in political philosophies. The narrative concentrates on developments in America, Europe and Japan from the era of the classical gold standard, via the era of policy intervention and

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This account of monetary regimes since 1900 shows how the role of policy has changed, and how this has related to experience of inflation and the real economy, as well as to changes in political philosophies. The narrative concentrates on developments in America, Europe and Japan from the era of the classical gold standard, via the era of policy intervention and reduced faith in the market to the present "neo-liberal" regimes. It is argued that no school of macroeconomics is right for all time; different theoretical models may be appropriate.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521801690
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/04/2003
Series:
National Institute of Economic and Social Research Economic and Social Studies Series, #42
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: economics and history; 1. Before the First World War (1900–1914); 2. World War I and after; 3. Crisis and depression (1925–1939); 4. World War II and after (1939–1950); 5. The Golden age (1950–1965); 6. Policy failure (1965–1980); 7. Liberalisation (1980–1990); 8. Back to the beginning? (1990–1999).

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