Currency Convertibility: The Gold Standard and Beyond

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TABLES
2.1 Pre-Bretton Woods specie convertibility and suspensions 20
2.2 Bretton Woods, 1946-1971, par values, suspensions and par charges 24
2.3 Descriptive statistics of new issues of securities in London (current and real values) 1865-1914 42
2.4 Descriptive statistics of selected open economy variables, 21 countries, 1881-1990: inflation 46
2.5 Descriptive statistics of selected open economy variables, 21 countries, 1881-1990: money growth 52
2.6 Descriptive statistics of selected open economy variables, 21 countries, 1881-1990: government deficit as a percentage of GNP 58
2.7 Supply (permanent) and demand (temporary) shocks: 21 countries, 1881-1990 66
5.1 Monetary systems of the world, 1868 115
5.2 Monetary systems of the world, 1908 120
8.1 Public accounts, monetary evolution and economic performance in Portugal 1854-1990: a summary 205
8.2 Statistical appendix 218
9.1 Convergence criteria 247
9.2 Phases of Portuguese currency experience and gradual regime changes towards convertibility 256
9.3 Relative duration of different currency regimes, 1834-1993 257
9.4 Convergence in the cohesion states 261

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Figures vii
  • Tables ix
  • Preface xiii
  • Part I - Overview 1
  • 1 - Introduction 3
  • 2 - The Operation of the Specie Standard 11
  • Part II - Myths and Realities of the Gold Standard 85
  • 3 - The Origins of the Gold Standard 87
  • 4 - Short-Term Capital Movements Under the Gold Standard 102
  • 5 - The Geography of the Gold Standard 113
  • Comment 144
  • Comment 151
  • Part III - Portuguese Currency Experience 157
  • 6 - First to Join the Gold Standard, 1854 159
  • 7 - Last to Join the Gold Standard, 1931 182
  • 8 - Monetary Stability, Fiscal Discipline and Economic Performance 204
  • Comment 228
  • Comment 233
  • Part IV - Implications for Europe in the 1990s 239
  • 9 - Converging Towards a European Currency Standard 241
  • Index 266
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