Currency Stabilisation in the 1920s: Success or Failure?
The currency stabilisation process of the 1920s - going back to gold - has been much maligned by scholars past and present. That it had defects and eventually collapsed in the 1930s should not obscure our view of the motives for the return. Given the chaotic currency and financial situation following the First World War, it was inevitable that stabilisation would involve some form of fixed exchange rate system. The new gold standard was by no means perfect but in the conditions obtaining at the time it is very likely that this would have been true of any form of fixed exchange rate system. However, for most countries and, for the global economy, stabilisation appears to have been economically beneficial.
Volume (Year): 7 (2002)
Issue (Month): 2 (September)
|Contact details of provider:|| Postal: Burton Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU|
Web page: http://www.economicissues.org.uk
More information through EDIRC
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:eis:articl:202aldcroft. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Dan Wheatley)
If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.
If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.
If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.
Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.