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The Resource Fixed ideas of money : small states and exchange rate regimes in twentieth-century Europe, Tobias Straumann

Fixed ideas of money : small states and exchange rate regimes in twentieth-century Europe, Tobias Straumann

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Fixed ideas of money : small states and exchange rate regimes in twentieth-century Europe
Title
Fixed ideas of money
Title remainder
small states and exchange rate regimes in twentieth-century Europe
Statement of responsibility
Tobias Straumann
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Most European countries are rather small, yet we know little about their monetary history. This book analyses for the first time the experience of seven small states (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland) during the last hundred years, starting with the restoration of the gold standard after World War I and ending with Sweden's rejection of the Euro in 2003. The comparative analysis shows that for the most part of the twentieth century the options of policy makers were seriously constrained by a distinct fear of floating exchange rates. Only with the crisis of the European Monetary System (EMS) in 12-3 did the idea that a flexible exchange rate regime was suited for a small open economy gain currency. The book also analyses the differences among small states and concludes that economic structures or foreign policy orientations were far more important for the timing of regime changes than domestic institutions and policies"--Provided by publisher
  • "1. The book treats a new topic: monetary history of seven small states across the 20th century; 2. It shows the crucial importance of economic ideas and monetary theories in policy making; 3. It has a long-term perspective: 100 years of European monetary history; 4. The results are relevant for the understanding of the current/recent financial and economic crisis"--Provided by publisher
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IT-FiEUI
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Straumann, Tobias
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in macroeconomic history
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  • States, Small
  • Foreign exchange rates
  • Monetary policy
  • Financial crises
  • Europe
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Fixed ideas of money : small states and exchange rate regimes in twentieth-century Europe, Tobias Straumann
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-383) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction; Part I. The Interwar Years: 1. Early divergence; 2. The return to prewar parity; 3. Fear of experiments; 4. The dissolution of the gold bloc; Part II. After Bretton Woods: 5. Fixed vs. floating; 6. Hard and soft pegs; 7. The Swiss exception; 8. Floating in the north; Conclusion
Control code
FIEB16699154
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 392 pages
Isbn
9780521112710
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)569552280
Label
Fixed ideas of money : small states and exchange rate regimes in twentieth-century Europe, Tobias Straumann
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-383) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction; Part I. The Interwar Years: 1. Early divergence; 2. The return to prewar parity; 3. Fear of experiments; 4. The dissolution of the gold bloc; Part II. After Bretton Woods: 5. Fixed vs. floating; 6. Hard and soft pegs; 7. The Swiss exception; 8. Floating in the north; Conclusion
Control code
FIEB16699154
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 392 pages
Isbn
9780521112710
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)569552280

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