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The glitter of gold : France, bimetallism, and the emergence of the international gold standard, 1848-1873

Author: Marc Flandreau
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Based on statistical and archival material, this book deals with the operation of the international monetary system of the mid-nineteenth century. It explains how this system was able to weather the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marc Flandreau
ISBN: 0199257868 9780199257867
OCLC Number: 54826941
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Notes: Translation of: L'or du monde : la France et la stabilité du système monétaire international, 1848-1873.
Description: xix, 319 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: King bullion : the international monetary regime, 1848-73. Bullion and international monetary relations before 1873 ; A bimetallic puzzle ; Methods and controversies --
The logic of arbitrage. Bimetallism in theory ; Gold-silver points : domestic arbitrages and the bimetallic system ; Bimetallic exchange rates : an exploration ; Coin memories : new estimates of France's specie stock (1840-78) --
Policy and profit : the microeconomics of bimetallism. The rules of the bimetallic game ; Scale and scope : coinage, arbitrage, and bimetallism --
Macroeconomics : bimetallism's success and failure. How did international bimetallism work? : a monetary theory ; The French crime of 1873 : an essay in interpretation.
Other Titles: Or du monde.
Responsibility: Marc Flandreau ; translated by Owen Leeming ; revised and enlarged by the author.
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