Golden Fetters. The Gold Standard and the Great Depression, Barry Eichengreen. NBER Series on Long-term Factors in Economic. NBER WORKING PAPER SERIES. FETTERS OF GOLD AND PAPER. Barry Eichengreen. Peter Temin. Working Paper Golden Fetters: The Gold Standard and the Great Depression, Barry Eichengreen. Published in January by Oxford University Press in NBER.
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Other editions – View all Golden Fetters: For all these reasons, the international gold standard was a central factor in the worldwide Depression; recovery proved possible, for these same reasons, only after abandoning the gold standard.
He has written a number of books on international monetary issues and economic history, including Elusive Stability: User Review – Flag as inappropriate Is there a better book about the gold standard? Subscriber Login Email Address. Ebook This title is available as an ebook.
The book also provides a valuable perspective on the economic policies of the post-World War II period and their consequences. Eichengreen has done nearly the impossible. Inhe served as a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The Interwar Gold Standard in Operation.
Search my Subject Specializations: Fighting Chance Faye E. His book is written with a clarity that allows one to identify both elements eichsngreen the gold standard that were unique and those that are common to any regime of fixed exchange rates.
Classical, Early, and Medieval Prose and Writers: Political economicseconomic history. It explores the connections between the gold standard–the framework regulating international monetary affairs until and the Great Depression that broke out in Classical, Early, and Medieval World History: Selected pages Title Page.
The Gold Standard and the Great Depression, Barry Eichengreen Abstract The gold standard and the Great Depression might appear to be two very different topics requiring two entirely separate books, and the attempt to combine them here reflects Barry Eichengreen’s conviction that the gold standard is the key to understanding the Depression.
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Wikiquote has quotations related to: For a variety of reasons, including eichengredn others a desire of the Federal Reserve to curb the US stock market boom, monetary policy in several major countries turned contractionary in the late ‘s—a contraction that was transmitted worldwide by the gold standard.
He demonstrates that the gold standard fundamentally constrained the economic policies that governments pursued and that it was largely responsible for creating the unstable economic environment on which those policies acted. Barry Eichengreen is the John L.
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The gold standard was the mechanism transmitting destabilizing impulses from the United States to the rest of the world. The dual bases for the prewar system were the credibility of the official commitment to gold and international cooperation: In addition to this, he is a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation and a regular contributor to Project Syndicate since It was the constraint preventing policy-makers from averting the failure of banks and containing the spread of financial panic.
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This book attempts to fit all these elements together into a coherent portrait of economic policy and performance between the wars.
Anyone who advocates a dichengreen 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. Exorbitant Privilege Barry Eichengreen. The gold standard of the s set the stage for the Depression of the s by heightening the fragility of the international financial system, and was the mechanism that transmitted the destabilizing impulse from the USA to the rest of the world and magnified that initial destabilizing shock; it was the principal obstacle to