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User Review – Flag as inappropriate Is there a better book about the gold standard? First, it is superbly written and achieves its objective of being accessible to the general reader. The gold standard was the mechanism transmitting destabilizing impulses from the United States to the rest of the world.

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

Tears of the Tree John Loadman. Fighting Chance Faye E. Anyone who advocates 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.

Secondly, it shows how national histories can be knitted together into a coherent analysis of an international economic crisis, thereby furthering the cause of comparative economic history It is also impressive in scope, providing a broad overview of the interwar international economy.


This diagnosis was confirmed in when external shocks caused the Eurozone Crisis. The Interwar Gold Standard in Operation. It is, in addition, beautifully written, and fully accessible to general readers Classical, Early, and Medieval Prose and Writers: It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

Eichengreen has done research and published widely on the history and current operation of the international monetary and financial system. The Gold Standard and the Great Depression, Subscriber Login Email Address. This book attempts to fit all these elements together into a coherent portrait of economic policy and performance between the wars.

He was a senior policy advisor to the International Monetary Fund in andalthough he has since been critical of the IMF. University Press Scholarship Online.

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Civil War American History: This book offers a reassessment of the international monetary problems that led to the global economic crisis of cetters s. This page was last edited on 27 December barey, at Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford.

What was initially a mild deflationary process began to snowball when the banking and currency crises of instigated an international “scramble for gold”. Search my Subject Specializations: This work shows how the gold standard of the s set the stage for the Depression by heightening the fragility of the international financial system. Barry Eichengreen is the John L.


The goal is to show how the policies pursued, in fettters with economic imbalances created by World War I, gave rise to the catastrophe that was the Great Depression. He has written a number of books on international monetary issues and economic history, including Elusive Stability: Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Eichengreen has done nearly the impossible. Cracks in the Facade.

Inhe served as a fellow of the American Academy bbarry Arts and Sciences. This book offers a reassessment of the international monetary problems that led to the global economic crisis of the s. Retrieved 1 February Publications Pages Publications Pages. He received his B.

Money has feters devalued in some recent surveys of the international depression of the s. The Dollar and the World Economic Conference.

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