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William Huskisson and the bullion controversy, 1810


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  • Nathan Sussman


The debate concerning the return to the gold standard in England during and in the aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars, and the subsequent resumption of convertibility in 1819, played a significant role in British monetary orthodoxy. Its impact culminated in the 1925 decision to return to gold at prewar parity. Examining the contribution of William Huskisson - one of the authors of the Bullion Report - to the bullion controversy I argue that he played a major role in shaping British monetary policy of the nineteenth century.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal The European Journal of the History of Economic Thought.

Volume (Year): 4 (1997)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 237-257

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Handle: RePEc:taf:eujhet:v:4:y:1997:i:2:p:237-257

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Keywords: Bullionism; Huskisson; gold standard; monetary policy; England; eighteenth century economics;


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