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

Author: Marc Flandreau; Owen Leeming
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford Univ. Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. and enl. by the authorView all editions and formats
Publication:Glitter of gold.
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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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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marc Flandreau; Owen Leeming
ISBN: 0199257868 9780199257867
OCLC Number: 314142832
In: Flandreau, Marc
Notes: Translated from the French.
Description: XIX, 319 Seiten : Diagramme
Contents: Introduction: King Bullion: The International Monetary Regime, 1848-73 ; PART I: THE LOGIC OF ARBITRAGE ; 1. Bimetalism in Theory ; 2. Gold-Silver Points: Domestic Arbitrages and the Bimetallic System ; 3. Bimetallic Exchange Rates: An Exploration ; 4. Coin Memories: New Estimates of France's Specie Stock (1840 to 1878) ; PART II: POLICY AND PROFIT: THE MICROECONOMICS OF BIMETALLISM ; 5. The Rules of the Bimetallic Game ; 6. Scale and Scope: Coinage, Arbitrage and Bimetallism ; PART II: MACROECONOMICS: BIMETALLISM'S SUCCESS AND FAILURE ; 7. How did International Bimetallism Work? A Monetary Theory ; Conclusion: The Glitter and the Shine ; Appendixes
Other Titles: L'or du monde.
Responsibility: Marc Flandreau ; translated by Owen Leeming.

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This is a gem of a book. * Reviewed for EH.NET by Pierre Sicsic, Bank of France. *

 
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