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International monetary regimes: the interwar gold exchange standard

Accominotti, Olivier (2019) International monetary regimes: the interwar gold exchange standard. In: Battilossi, Stefano, Cassis, Yousseff and Yago, Kazuhiko, (eds.) Springer Handbook of the History of Money and Currency. Springer Singapore, Singapore. ISBN 9789811305955

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Abstract

Historical accounts of the international monetary system generally oppose the classical gold standard of 1880-1914 and its interwar successor of 1925-1931. Whilst the pre-WW1 gold standard is usually described as a paragon of international monetary and price stability, its interwar version remains associated with memories of foreign exchange market turbulence, global deflation and, of course, the Great Depression. This chapter provides an overview of the interwar gold exchange standard system. How did this system emerge in the 1920s? How was it implemented in practice? Why did it collapse in the 1930s? And what was the link between the interwar gold exchange standard and the Great Depression?

Item Type: Book Section
Official URL: https://www.springer.com/gb
Additional Information: © 2019 Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
Divisions: Economic History
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Sets: Departments > Economic History
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2018 16:03
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2019 00:06
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/89827

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