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Monetary Geography Before the Industrial Revolution

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  • Flandreau, Marc
  • Galimard, Christophe
  • Jobst, Clemens
  • Nogués Marco, Pilar

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In this article, we study Europe's monetary geography on the eve of the Industrial Revolution. Our unit of analysis is the city and we explore inter-city linkages. Important findings include a considerable degree of integration and multilateralism with monetary centers having already emerged as vehicles for international settlements, before the Industrial Revolution.

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Paper provided by C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers in its series CEPR Discussion Papers with number 7169.

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Keywords: history; international currency; international monetary system; network analysis;

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  1. Marc Flandreau & Clemens Jobst, 2009. "The Empirics of International Currencies: Network Externalities, History and Persistence," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 119(537), pages 643-664, 04.
  2. Nicholas Crafts & Tony Venables, 2002. "Globalization in history: a geographical perspective," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 2135, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
  3. Flandreau, Marc & Jobst, Clemens, 2005. "The Ties that Divide. A Network Analysis of the International Monetary System," CEPR Discussion Papers 5129, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  4. Flandreau, Marc & Galimard, Christophe & Jobst, Clemens & Nogués Marco, Maria Del Pilar, 2006. "The Bell Jar: Commercial Interest Rates between Two Revolutions, 1688-1789," CEPR Discussion Papers 5940, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
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  1. Lin, Justin Yifu & Fardoust, Shahrokh & Rosenblatt, David, 2012. "Reform of the international monetary system : a jagged history and uncertain prospects," Policy Research Working Paper Series 6070, The World Bank.
  2. Stephen Quinn & William Roberds, 2012. "The Bank of Amsterdam through the lens of monetary competition," Working Paper 2012-14, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

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