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Bimetallism
By Angela Redish

Bimetallism

An Economic and Historical Analysis

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Bimetallism by Angela Redish

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This book, first published in 2000, presents a history of Western monetary systems and explains why bimetallism was preferred to a gold standard before 1800. Professor Redish argues that the technological ability to issue fiduciary monies, and a commitment mechanism to prevent opportunistic governments changing the ratio between the currency and a unit of gold, were (frequently overlooked) prerequisites for the emergence of the Classical gold standard. The simplicity of the gold standard, a monetary system where there is a fixed ratio between a weight of gold and a unit of currency, makes it an obvious focus for discussion of commodity money systems, and for contrasting with today's fiat money regimes.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521570916
ISBN-10: 0521570913
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Pages: 290
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 28-Aug-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Angela Redish

Bimetallism by Angela Redish Bimetallism, Paperback (November 2006)

A history of Western monetary systems and their preference to the bimetallism before 1800, first published in 2000.

Gold Standard and Related Regimes by Angela Redish Gold Standard and Related Regimes, Paperback (November 2005)

Bordo's classic essays on the gold standard and related regimes based directly or indirectly on gold convertibility.

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