The Ties that Divide: A Network Analysis of the International Monetary System, 1890 1910
AbstractConventional studies of the late-nineteenth-century international monetary system refer heuristically to core and peripheral countries. In this article, we seek to provide rigorous foundations to such expressions. Applying a formal procedure borrowed from network analysis produces indices of centrality and systematic rankings. We show that the international monetary system of the late nineteenth century is best described as a three-tier system. Other findings include the discovery of a closely knitted European foreign exchange system, a complete lack of foreign exchange linkages within Latin America, emerging intra-Asian relations, and a fairly late ascendancy of the U.S. dollar.
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Volume (Year): 65 (2005)
Issue (Month): 04 (December)
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- Clemens Jobst & Marc Flandreau, 2005. "The Ties that Divide: A Network Analysis of the International Monetary System, 1890-1910," Sciences Po publications nÂ°5129, Sciences Po.
- F31 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Foreign Exchange
- N32 - Economic History - - Labor and Consumers, Demography, Education, Health, Welfare, Income, Wealth, Religion, and Philanthropy - - - U.S.; Canada: 1913-
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