Golden Fetters The Gold Standard and the Great Depression, 1919-1939

ISBN-10: 0195101138
ISBN-13: 9780195101133
Edition: 1996
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Book details

List price: $38.95
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/8/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

This book offers a reassessment of the international monetary problems that led to the global economic crisis of the 1930s. It explores the connections between the gold standard--the framework regulating international monetary affairs until 1931--and the Great Depression that broke out in 1929. Eichengreen shows how economic policies, in conjunction with the imbalances created by World War I, gave rise to the global crisis of the 1930s. He demonstrates that the gold standard fundamentally constrained the economic policies that were pursued and that it was largely responsible for creating the unstable economic environment on which those policies acted. The book also provides a valuable perspective on the economic policies of the post-World War II period and their consequences.

Barry Eichengreen is George C. Pardee and Helen N. Pardee Professor of Economics and Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of Capital Flows and Crises (MIT Press, 2002) and other books.

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Introduction
The Classical Gold Standard in Interwar Perspective
The Wartime Transition
Postwar Instability
The Legacy Of Hyperinflation
Reconstructing the Facade
The Interwar Gold Standard in Operation
Cracks in the Facade
Crisis and Opportunity
Tentative Adjustments
The Dollar and the World Economic Conference
Toward the Tripartite Agreement
Conclusion
References
Cartoon Sources
Index

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