Golden Fetters by Barry Eichengreen
The Gold Standard and the Great Depression, 1919-1939 (NBER Series on Long-term Factors in Economic Development)

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This book offers a reassessment of the international monetary problems that led to the global economic crisis of the 1930s. It explores the connections between the gold standard--the framework regulating international monetary affairs until 1931--and the Great Depression that broke out in 1929. Eichengreen shows how economic policies, in conjunction with the imbalances created by World War I, gave rise to the global crisis of the 1930s. He demonstrates that the gold standard fundamentally constrained the economic policies that were pursued and that it was largely responsible for creating the unstable economic environment on which those policies acted. The book also provides a valuable perspective on the economic policies of the post-World War II period and their consequences.
 

About Barry Eichengreen

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Barry Eichengreen is the John L. Simpson Professor of Economics and Professor of Political Science at the University of California at Berkeley, and Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He has written a number of books on international monetary issues and economic history, including Elusive Stability: Essays in the History of International Finance (1990).
 
Published April 11, 1992 by Oxford University Press. 480 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, History, Political & Social Sciences, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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