ISBN-10:
0226645568
ISBN-13:
9780226645568
Pub. Date:
12/28/2001
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Straining at the Anchor: The Argentine Currency Board and the Search for Macroeconomic Stability, 1880-1935 / Edition 1

Straining at the Anchor: The Argentine Currency Board and the Search for Macroeconomic Stability, 1880-1935 / Edition 1

by Gerardo della Paolera, Alan M. Taylor
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ISBN-13: 9780226645568
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 12/28/2001
Series: National Bureau of Economic Research Series on Long-Term Factors in Economic Dev Series
Edition description: 1
Pages: 298
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Gerardo della Paolera is rector and professor of economics at the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella in Buenos Aires. Alan M. Taylor is associate professor of economics at the University of California, Davis and a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Part One: The Historical and Methodological Context
1. Introduction
2. Anchors Aweigh: The Drift Toward Crisis in the 1880s
Part Two: The Baring Crisis and Its Origins
3. A Monetary and Financial Wreck: The Baring Crisis, 1890-91
4. Collision Course: Macroeconomic Policies and the Crash
Part Three: The Making of the Belle époque
5. Relaunching the Gold Standard: From Monetary "Anemia" to "Plethora" and the Political Economy of Resumption, 1891-99
6. Calm Before a Storm: The Gold Standard During the Belle époque, 1899-1914
Part Four: The Travails of the Interwar Years
7. Distress Signals: Financial Fragility in the Interwar Period
8. Bailing Out: Internal versus External Convertibility
9. Steering Through the Great Depression: Institutions, Expectations, and the Change of Macroeconomic Regime
Part Five: Postscript
10. Postscript
Appendix 1. Histirical Statistics
Appendix 2. The Law of National Guaranteed Banks
Appendix 3. Money Supply Periodization, 1884-1913
Appendix 4. Money and Exchange Rates, 1884-1913
Appendix 5. Instituto Movilizador de Inversiones Bancarias
Appendix 6. Humor, Politics, and the Economy
References
Index

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