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Straining at the anchor : the Argentine Currency Board and the search for macroeconomic stability, 1880-1935

Author: Gerardo Della Paolera; Alan M Taylor
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2001.
Series: NBER series on long-term factors in economic development.
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"The "Argentine disappointment" - why Argentina persistently failed to achieve sustained economic stability during the twentieth century - is an issue that has mystified scholars for decades. In Straining at the Anchor, Gerardo della Paolera and Alan M. Taylor provide many of the missing links that help explain this important historical episode. Written chronologically, this book follows the various fluctuations of
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gerardo Della Paolera; Alan M Taylor
ISBN: 0226645568 9780226645568
OCLC Number: 46937500
Description: xviii, 275 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Pt. 1. The Historical and Methodological Context. 1. Introduction. 2. Anchors Aweigh: The Drift toward Crisis in the 1880s --
Pt. 2. The Baring Crisis and Its Origins. 3. A Monetary and Financial Wreck: The Baring Crisis, 1890-91. 4. Collision Course: Macroeconomic Policies and the Crash --
Pt. 3. The Making of the Belle Epoque. 5. Relaunching the Gold Standard: From Monetary "Anemia" to "Plethora" and the Political Economy of Resumption, 1891-99. 6. Calm Before a Storm: The Gold Standard During the Belle Epoque, 1899-1914 --
Pt. 4. The Travails of the Interwar Years. 7. Distress Signals: Financial Fragility in the Interwar Period. 8. Bailing Out: Internal versus External Convertibility.
Series Title: NBER series on long-term factors in economic development.
Other Titles: Argentine Currency Board and the search for macroeconomic stability, 1880-1935
Responsibility: Gerardo della Paolera and Alan M. Taylor.
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