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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312095925
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 8/1/1993
  • Pages: 351
  • Product dimensions: 5.73 (w) x 8.78 (h) x 1.45 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
Preface
1 Introduction: Preliminaries, Concepts and Definitions 1
1.1 The international adjustment mechanism 1
1.2 Money and the balance of payments 33
1.3 The nominal anchor problem 38
2 The International Adjustment Mechanism: Origin and Development of Doctrine 46
2.2 The sixteenth-century price revolution and the quantity theory 50
2.3 The 1620s' English debate on the foreign exchanges 58
2.4 International adjustment - from Locke to Smith 59
2.5 The Swedish bullionist controversy (1755-65) 68
2.6 The assignat in the French Revolution 69
2.7 The English bullionist controversy 72
2.8 The currency-banking schools debate 93
3 International Adjustment in the Heyday of the Gold Standard 103
3.1 International monetary doctrines and gold-standard arrangements 103
3.2 Monetary approach vs. price-specie flow mechanism 126
3.3 The transfer problem 139
3.4 How the gold standard worked, 1880-1914 148
4 The Great War, the Fall of the Gold Standard and Bretton Woods 170
4.3 Interwar criticisms: external vs. internal stability 178
4.4 The purchasing-power parity theory (PPP) 189
4.5 Floating exchange rates in the 1920s: the case of the French franc 204
4.6 International monetary plans - post-First World War 214
4.7 The design of Bretton Woods and the transition to convertibility 222
5 Keynesian and Contemporary Balance of Payments Models 229
5.2 The absorption approach and the Mundell-Fleming model 237
5.3 Monetarist models 251
6 The Collapse of Bretton Woods, Exchange-Rate Theories and European Monetary Integration 262
6.3 The European Monetary System 292
Notes and References 321
Bibliography 330
Index 342
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