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The speculative consequences of the peace

Accominotti, Olivier, Chambers, David and Morrison, James ORCID: 0000-0001-7188-4374 (2024) The speculative consequences of the peace. In: Clavin, Patricia, Corsetti, Giancarlo, Obstfeld, Maurice and Tooze, Adam, (eds.) Keynes's Economic Consequences of the Peace after 100 Years: Polemics and Policy. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 202 - 233. ISBN 9781009407519

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Keynes began actively trading in currencies almost as soon as he had published The Economic Consequences. Despite the advantages of being the leading economic thinker of his generation and possessing an enviable network of contacts with policymakers, his speculation met with mixed results. This chapter examines two issues: first, the influence which Keynes’ understanding of the post-war international economic and political situation had on his foreign exchange speculation strategy; and, second, the influence his experience as a speculator had on his political-economic theory in the years following the publication of his book.

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Divisions: Economic History
International Relations
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
J Political Science > JC Political theory
JEL classification: E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E1 - General Aggregative Models > E12 - Keynes; Keynesian; Post-Keynesian
F - International Economics > F3 - International Finance > F31 - Foreign Exchange
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2024 16:15
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 06:02

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