The Gold Standard in Theory and History

The Gold Standard in Theory and History

The Gold Standard in Theory and History

The Gold Standard in Theory and History

Synopsis

Since the successful first edition of The Gold Standard in Theory and History was published in 1985, much new research has been completed. This updated version contains five new essays including:* post 1990 literature on exchange rate target zones* a discussion of the light shed by the gold standard on the European Monetary Union debate* a new introduction by Eichengreen with Marc FlandreauThis will be an invaluable resource for students of macroeconomics, international economics and economic history at all levels.

Excerpt

This is the second edition of The Gold Standard in Theory and History, revised after an interval of twelve years. In addition to comprehensively revising the editors' introduction, we have recast the table of contents, dropping three chapters from the first edition and adding six new ones.

The editors and publisher would like to thank the following for permission to reproduce copyright material.

P.B. Whale and Tieto Limited, chapter 3; Donald N. McCloskey and J. Richard Zecher, chapter 4, which first appeared in Jacob A. Frenkel and Harry G. Johnson (eds), The Monetary Approach to the Balance of Payments (George Allen & Unwin); Trevor Dick, John Floyd and Academic Press, chapter 5, which first appeared in Explorations in Economic History, April 1991; Michael D. Bordo, Finn Kydland and Academic Press, chapter 6, which first appeared in Explorations in Economic History, October 1995; The Royal Economic Society, chapter 7, which first appeared in The Treatise on Money (Macmillan) and was republished as volume 6 of The Collected Writings of John Maynard Keynes (Cambridge University Press); Robert Triffin, chapter 8, from Our International Monetary System: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow by Robert Triffin, copyright 1968 by Random House, Inc., reprinted by permission of Random House, Inc.; A. G. Ford, chapter 9, originally printed in Oxford Economic Papers, February 1960, reprinted by permission of Oxford University Press; Barry Eichengreen and Cambridge University Press, chapter 10, which originally appeared in Steven Broadberry and N.F.R. Crafts, Britain in the International Economy, 1870-1939 (Cambridge University Press); Jeffry A.

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