Golden Fetters. The Gold Standard and the Great Depression, Barry Eichengreen. NBER Series on Long-term Factors in Economic. NBER WORKING PAPER SERIES. FETTERS OF GOLD AND PAPER. Barry Eichengreen. Peter Temin. Working Paper Golden Fetters: The Gold Standard and the Great Depression, Barry Eichengreen. Published in January by Oxford University Press in NBER.
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The Interwar Gold Standard in Operation.
He received his B. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual ggolden may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use for details see www. For a variety of reasons, including among others a desire of the Federal Reserve to curb the US stock market boom, monetary policy in several major countries turned contractionary in the late ‘s—a contraction that was transmitted worldwide by the gold standard.
This book offers a reassessment of the international monetary problems that led to the global economic crisis of the s. Tears of the Tree John Loadman.
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It is also impressive in scope, providing a broad overview of the interwar international economy. Anyone who barr a return to the gold standard should revisit the flawed premises that underpinned the gold standard before WWI and how those flawed premises were exposed by war and the Great Depression. Academic Skip to main content. He has written a number of books on international monetary issues and economic history, including Elusive Stability: The great strength of Eichengreen’s historical analysis is his enormously wide knowledge of, and sympathy for, economic and political conditions in all the major countries concerned He has been President of the Economic History Association — This is a fine book which supercedes all the literature in the field.
Eichengreen No preview available – Other editions – View all Golden Fetters: Selected gloden Title Page. In addition to this, he is a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation and a regular contributor to Project Syndicate since This diagnosis was confirmed in when external shocks caused the Eurozone Crisis. What was initially a mild deflationary process began to snowball when the banking and currency crises of instigated an international “scramble for gold”.
Barry of California, Berkeley. Authors Affiliations are at time of print publication. Cracks in the Facade. User Review – Flag as inappropriate Is there a better book about the gold standard?
Golden Fetters: The Gold Standard and the Great Depression, 1919-1939
It explores the connections between the gold standard–the framework regulating international monetary affairs until and the Great Depression that broke out in Eichengreen shows eichenggreen economic policies, in conjunction with the imbalances created by World War I, gave rise to the global crisis of the s.
The gold standard and the Great Depression might appear to be two very different topics requiring two entirely separate books, and the attempt to combine them here reflects Barry Eichengreen’s conviction that the gold standard is the key to understanding the Depression. The dual bases for the prewar system were the credibility of the official commitment to gold and international cooperation: Inhe served as a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
His most recent book is Hall of Mirrors: Classical, Early, and Medieval World History: Fetteers was a senior policy advisor to the International Monetary Fund in andalthough he has since been critical of the IMF.
Please help by adding reliable sources. This volume will remain the standard history of the gold standard for many years to come.
The causes and duration of the Depression of eivhengreen s eichengrren two fteters the principal mysteries confronting economists and historians. The gold standard was the mechanism transmitting destabilizing impulses from the United States to the rest of the world. Publications Pages Publications Pages.
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