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Routledge Library Editions: The Gold Standard

ISBN 9781138561847
Published November 12, 2017 by Routledge
2046 Pages

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Book Description

Re-issuing 8 seminal volumes in the history of economics, originally published between 1930 and 1987, but which still have enduring validity, the volumes in this set by Barthold A. Butenschøn, Karl Gustav Cassel, G. D. H. Cole, Diane B. Kunz, H. L. Puxley, George F. Warren and Frank A. Pearson and Charles Morgan Webb:

  • Set the British political and financial crisis of 1931 in an international context


  • Provide a definitive account of an exciting episode in British politics


  • Discuss the inadequacy of ‘orthodox Gold Standard theory’ in the light of post-war monetary phenomena


  • Examine the American use of silver and changes to China's currency system


  • Form an invaluable commentary on the monetary instability of these crucial years


  • Represent an influential study of the relationship between the prices of gold and other commodities

Table of Contents

1. Symmetallism Barthold A. Butenschøn 2. The Downfall of the Gold Standard Karl Gustav Kassel 3. Gold, Credit & Employment G. D. H. Cole 4. The Battle for Britain's Gold Standard in 1931 Diane B. Kunz 5. A Critique of the Gold Standard H. L. Puxley 6. Gold and Prices George F. Warren and Frank A. Pearson 7. Ten Years of Currency Revolution, 1922-1932 Charles Morgan Webb 8. The Outlook for Gold Charles Morgan Webb.

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