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Golden Fetters

Barry Eichengreen

Published in print July 1996 | ISBN: 9780195101133
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199869626 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195101138.001.0001
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The Classical Gold Standard in Interwar Perspective

Barry Eichengreen.

in Golden Fetters

July 1996; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Economic History. 20398 words.

This book is organized chronologically to convey a sense of how events appeared to those who made the critical decisions that led toward the Great Depression. Chapter 2 begins with the...

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Conclusion

Barry Eichengreen.

in Golden Fetters

July 1996; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Economic History. 5080 words.

The legacy of the gold standard and the Great Depression continued to influence both the economic behavior of individuals and the policies of governments through the remainder of the...

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Cracks in the Facade

Barry Eichengreen.

in Golden Fetters

July 1996; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Economic History. 16554 words.

This is the second of three chapters that consider the operation of the reconstructed gold standard system following World War I. It analyzes the role of the gold standard in the onset of...

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Crisis and Opportunity

Barry Eichengreen.

in Golden Fetters

July 1996; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Economic History. 13801 words.

This is the third of three chapters that consider the operation of the reconstructed gold standard system following World War I. It describes the desperate attempts of policy makers to...

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The Dollar and the World Economic Conference

Barry Eichengreen.

in Golden Fetters

July 1996; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Economic History. 14324 words.

This chapter analyzes the critical period in the spring of 1933 when American policy was reversed and the dollar devalued. Roosevelt's abandonment of gold coincided with the World Economic...

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The Interwar Gold Standard in Operation

Barry Eichengreen.

in Golden Fetters

July 1996; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Economic History. 16564 words.

This is the first of three chapters that consider the operation of the reconstructed gold standard system following World War I; it documents the decline in its credibility and in...

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Introduction

Barry Eichengreen.

in Golden Fetters

July 1996; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Economic History. 14108 words.

The gold standard is conventionally portrayed as synonymous with financial stability, and its downfall, starting in 1929, is implicated in the global financial crisis and the worldwide...

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The Legacy of Hyperinflation

Barry Eichengreen.

in Golden Fetters

July 1996; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Economic History. 13067 words.

This chapter and the next describe the fiscal war of attrition that fueled inflation in the 1920s. That war proved most intractable in Germany, where it was fought internationally as well...

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Postwar Instability

Barry Eichengreen.

in Golden Fetters

July 1996; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Economic History. 11768 words.

The chapter covers the postwar boom and slump, which provided a first indication of how radically the environment had changed since before World War I, although contemporaries did not...

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Reconstructing the Facade

Barry Eichengreen.

in Golden Fetters

July 1996; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Economic History. 16402 words.

This chapter (like the previous one) looks at the fiscal war of attrition that fueled inflation in the 1920s; here, inflationary chaos elsewhere in Europe is contrasted with the experience...

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Tentative Adjustments

Barry Eichengreen.

in Golden Fetters

July 1996; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Economic History. 13784 words.

This chapter traces the consequences of the disintegration of the gold standard system, contrasting economic recovery in countries that jettisoned gold with continued depression in...

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Toward the Tripartite Agreement

Barry Eichengreen.

in Golden Fetters

July 1996; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Economic History. 19261 words.

By 1934, it was impossible to ignore the contrast between the persistence of depression in gold standard countries and the acceleration of recovery in the rest of the world; the continued...

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The Wartime Transition

Barry Eichengreen.

in Golden Fetters

July 1996; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Economic History. 16135 words.

World War I transformed the international economic and political environment. This chapter analyzes the major changes in domestic and international finance and their implications for the...

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