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Bimetallism in Theory

Marc Flandreau

in The Glitter of Gold: France Bimetallism and the Emergence of the International Gold Standard 1848-1873

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199257867
eISBN:
9780191601279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199257868.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Chapter 1 describes the international monetary landscape between 1848 and 1873. The prominent role of bullion is emphasized. It also reviews existing theories of the operation of a bimetallic system. ... More


1974—Marking Time

Douglas Wass

in Decline to Fall: The Making of British Macro-economic Policy and the 1976 IMF Crisis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199534746
eISBN:
9780191715884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534746.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter looks at the origins of the inflation which struck the developed world in the early 1970s, and the huge balance of payments imbalances which followed the explosion of oil prices in 1973. ... More


The Loan That Saved Russia?: Reassessing the 5 Percent Russian Government Loan of 1906

Hassan Malik

in Bankers and Bolsheviks

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691170169
eISBN:
9780691185002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691170169.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter focuses on the 1905 Revolution, underscoring the price Russia paid for the strategic errors discussed in the previous chapter, and stressing the important financial-historical legacy of ... More


The Cost to Taxpayers and Subsidies to the Housing Market

Price Fishback, Jonathan Rose, and Kenneth Snowden

in Well Worth Saving: How the New Deal Safeguarded Home Ownership

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226082448
eISBN:
9780226082585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226082585.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter reviews the popular conception that the HOLC returned a small profit to taxpayers. In fact, once all of its implicit and explicit costs are taken into account, the HOLC was the source of ... More


Conclusion

Price Fishback, Jonathan Rose, and Kenneth Snowden

in Well Worth Saving: How the New Deal Safeguarded Home Ownership

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226082448
eISBN:
9780226082585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226082585.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter concludes the book by summarizing four main findings regarding how the HOLC affected borrowers, lenders, housing markets, and taxpayers. The HOLC gave lenders a good deal by buying loans ... More


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