Currency Convertibility

The Gold Standard and Beyond

Edited by Barry Eichengreen, Jaime Reis, Jorge Braga de Macedo

© 1996 – Routledge

288 pages

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About the Book

The spread of currency convertibility is one of the most dramatic trends of the late twentieth century. It reflects the desire of policymakers to integrate their economies into the global trading system and to attract financial capital and direct investment from abroad.

In this book a team of leading international economists and economic historians look at parallel situations in the history of the international monetary system, focusing in particular on the gold standard. The concluding chapter uses a case study of modern Portugal to draw out implications for modern international monetary relations in Europe and for the rest of the world.

About the Editors

Jorge Braga de Macedo is Associate Professor of Economics at the New University of Lisbon

Barry Eichengreen is John L. Simpson Professor of Economics and Professor of Political Science, University of California at Berkeley

Jaime Reis is in the Department of History at the European University Institute in Florence

About the Series

Routledge Explorations in Economic History

This long established series provides a platform for books which break new ground in the understanding of the development of the modern world economy. Equally rooted in economics and history, the series is not limited to any particular period or region. Individual titles focus on particular countries, key industries, themes, or international economic relations.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General