Globalizing Capital: A History of the International Monetary System

By Barry Eichengreen | Go to book overview
CONTENTS
Prefacevii
Chapter One
Introduction1
Chapter Two
The Gold Standard6
Prehistory7
The Dilemmas of Bimetallism8
The Lure of Bimetallism12
The Advent of the Gold Standard15
Shades of Gold19
How the Gold Standard Worked24
The Gold Standard as a Historically Specific Institution29
International Solidarity32
The Gold Standard and the Lender of Last Resort34
Instability at the Periphery37
The Stability of the System41
Chapter Three
Interwar Instability43
Chronology44
Experience with Floating: The Controversial Case of the Franc49
Reconstructing the Gold Standard55
The New Gold Standard59
Problems of the New Gold Standard61
The Pattern of International Payments66
Responses to the Great Depression70
Banking Crises and Their Management73
Disintegration of the Gold Standard75
Sterling's Crisis78
The Dollar Follows83
Managed Floating86
Conclusions89

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Globalizing Capital: A History of the International Monetary System
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface vii
  • Chapter One - Introduction 1
  • Chapter Two - The Gold Standard 6
  • Chapter Three - Interwar Instability 43
  • Chapter Four - The Bretton Woods System 91
  • Chapter Five - After Bretton Woods 134
  • Chapter Six - A Brave New Monetary World 185
  • Chapter Seven - Conclusion 228
  • Glossary 233
  • References 241
  • Index 259
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