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Title International monetary systems in historical perspective / edited by Jaime Reis
Published Houndmills, Hampshire : Macmillan, 1995


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Description xi, 288 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents Introduction / Jaime Reis -- 1. The Classical Gold Standard's Adjustment to Shocks: American Railroads and British Investment in the 1880s / C. Knick Harley -- 2. Recent Developments in Bimetallic Theory / Stefan E. Oppers -- 3. Was the Latin Monetary Union a Franc Zone? / Marc Flandreau -- 4. The Scandinavian Currency Union 1875-1914 / Ingrid Henriksen and Niels Koergard -- 5. Central Bank Cooperation in the Inter-War Period: A View from the Periphery / Marcello de Cecco -- 6. The Origins of the Fixed-Rate Dollar System / Alan S. Milward -- 7. France and the Bretton Woods International Monetary System 1960 to 1968 / Michael D. Bordo, Dominique Simard and Eugene N. White -- 8. Portugal and the Bretton Woods International Monetary System / Michael D. Bordo and Fernando Teixeira dos Santos -- 9. A European Lender of Last Resort? Some Lessons from History / Forrest H. Capie and Geoffrey E. Wood -- 10. Tales of Parallel Currencies: The Early Soviet Experience / Pierre L. Siklos
11. The Role of Hegemonic Arrangements in the Evolution of the International Monetary System / David T. Llewellyn and John R. Presley
Summary "After a hundred and fifty years of efforts at constructing rules to govern international monetary relations, exchange-rate stability, combined with a good macroeconomic performance, continues to be as elusive as ever. Understanding the history of these international monetary systems is important for two reasons. One is that there are significant and probably inescapable continuities between them; the other, that 'the lessons of history' have to be handled with care, since past experience shows how often they have been misused in the design and implementation of such arrangements. In this book, a distinguished group of economists and economic historians offer new insights into the working of the most important experiences in this field. These include nineteenth-century bimetallism, the 'classical' gold standard, the failures of inter-war cooperation, Bretton Woods and the European Monetary System."--BOOK JACKET
Notes "The papers that constitute this volume were originally presented at a workshop which was held at Arrabida, Portugal, in June 1993"--Acknowledgements
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Foreign exchange -- History -- Congresses.
Gold standard -- History -- Congresses.
International finance -- History -- 20th century -- Congresses.
International finance -- Histovy -- 20th century -- Congresses
Monetary policy -- History -- 20th century -- Congresses.
Author Reis, Jaime.
International Monetary Arrangements in Historical Perspective (1993 : Arrabida)
LC no. 95004171
ISBN 0312125402
0333611357 (:(£50.00)