This books explains, on the basis of archival evidence and a simple economic model, why and how the gold standard collapsed in the interwar period. It also reveals how bilateralism and dirigisme in international financial relations emerged from the collapse of the universal gold standard, and how this poisoned international relations.
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan UK|
|Product dimensions:||5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Alessandro Roselli is Visiting Fellow at Cass Business School, City University, London, and at the University of Buckingham, UK. He has spent most of his career at the central Bank of Italy and has been A.C. Jemolo fellow at Nuffield College, University of Oxford. He has written extensively on banking, finance and economic history. His most recent book is Financial Structures and Regulation: A Comparison of Crises in the UK, USA and Italy.
Table of ContentsPART I: THE GOLD STANDARD REINSTATED 1. War Reparations and Hyperinflation in Germany 2. The Reichsmark: Stabilization and Foreign Loans 3. Golden Fetters Revisited PART II: THE GOLD STANDARD COLLAPSE: NATIONALISM AND BILATERALISM IN INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL RELATIONS 4. Towards nationalism 5. Bond Repatriation, Export Subsidies and Clearing Agreements 6. Germany and Italy's Relations with South Eastern Europe 7. The Italian-German Clearing PART III: WHAT EUROPE? 8. The Funk Plan 9. Money for the World of Tomorrow: Early Reactions to the Funk Plan