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Credibility and the international monetary regime : a historical perspective

Author: Michael D Bordo; Ronald MacDonald
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Series: Studies in macroeconomic history.
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The present global monetary regime is based on floating among the major advanced countries. A key underlying factor behind the present regime is credibility to maintain stable monetary policies. The origin of credibility in monetary regimes goes back to the pre-1914 classical gold standard. In that regime, adherence by central banks to the rule of convertibility of national currencies in terms of a fixed weight of  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael D Bordo; Ronald MacDonald
ISBN: 9780521811330 0521811333
OCLC Number: 743214162
Description: xiii, 240 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Credibility and the international monetary regime : theoretical and historical perspectives / Michael D. Bordo and Ronald MacDonald --
Credibility and fundamentals : were the classical and inter-war gold standards well-behaved target zones? / Paul Hallwood, Ronald MacDonald, and Ian Marsh --
Interest rate interactions in the classical gold standard, 1880-1914 : was there any monetary independence? / Michael D. Bordo and Ronald MacDonald --
Realignment expectations and the US dollar, 1890-1897 : was there a peso problem? / by C. Paul Hallwood, Ronald MacDonald, and Ian W. Marsh --
The inter-war gold exchange standard : credibility and monetary independence / Michael D. Bordo and Ronald MacDonald --
Crash! : expectational aspects of the UK's and the USA's departures from the inter-war gold standard / C. Paul Hallwood, Ronald MacDonald, and Ian W. Marsh --
Did impending war in Europe help destroy the gold bloc in 1936? : an internal inconsistency hypothesis / Paul Hallwood, Ronald MacDonald, and Ian Marsh --
Sterling in crisis, 1964-1967 / Michael D. Bordo, Ronald MacDonald, and Michael J. Oliver --
On the mean-reverting properties of target zone exchange rates : some evidence from the ERM / Myrvin Anthony and Ronald MacDonald --
Credibility and interest rate discretion in the ERM / Hali Edison and Ronald MacDonald.
Series Title: Studies in macroeconomic history.
Responsibility: edited by Michael D. Bordo, Ronald MacDonald.
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This book presents ten studies which combine historical narrative with econometrics to analyze the role of credibility in four monetary regimes.  Read more...

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