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Exchange Rates in the Periphery and International Adjustment Under the Gold Standard

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Source: Exchange Rates in the Periphery and International Adjustment Under the Gold Standard

Volume/Issue: 2003/41

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Luis Catão , and Solomos Solomou

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2003

ISBN: 9781451846126

Keywords: Gold standard, silver standard, exchange rate, effective exchange rates, effective exchange rate, trading partners,

The role of exchange rate flexibility in the periphery of the gold standard has been grossly overlooked. This paper builds a new dataset on trade-weighed exchange rates for the period 1870-1913 and finds that large...

Destabilizing the Global Monetary System: Germany's Adoption of the Gold Standard in the Early 1870s

Destabilizing the Global Monetary System: Germany's Adoption of the Gold Standard in the Early 1870s »

Source: Destabilizing the Global Monetary System: Germany's Adoption of the Gold Standard in the Early 1870s

Volume/Issue: 2019/32

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Johannes Wiegand

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 February 2019

ISBN: 9781484394724

Keywords: Currency reform, Fixed exchange rates, Exchange rate regimes, Currency question, Gold, Bimetallism;Gold Standard;France;Germany;Flandreau;specie;silver specie;gold currency

In 1871-73, newly unified Germany adopted the gold standard, replacing the silver-based currencies that had been prevalent in most German states until then. The reform sparked a series of steps in other countries t...

Do Old Habits Die Hard? Central Banks and the Bretton Woods Gold Puzzle

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Do Old Habits Die Hard? Central Banks and the Bretton Woods Gold Puzzle »

Source: Do Old Habits Die Hard? Central Banks and the Bretton Woods Gold Puzzle

Volume/Issue: 2019/161

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Eric Monnet , and Damien Puy

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 July 2019

ISBN: 9781498326773

Keywords: Monetary statistics, International monetary system, Economic stabilization, Exchange rate policy, Central banks, Bretton Woods, gold, foreign reserves, gold standard, culture

Why did monetary authorities hold large gold reserves under Bretton Woods (1944-1971) when only the US had to? We argue that gold holdings were driven by institutional memory and persistent habits of central bank...

What's In a Name? That Which We Call Capital Controls

What's In a Name? That Which We Call Capital Controls »

Source: What’s In a Name? That Which We Call Capital Controls

Volume/Issue: 2016/25

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Atish Ghosh , and Mahvash Qureshi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 February 2016

ISBN: 9781498332835

Keywords: gold standard, interwar period, Bretton Woods, financial crisis, markets, market, emerging markets, All Countries,, Capital controls, Capital flows

This paper investigates why controls on capital inflows have a bad name, and evoke such visceral opposition, by tracing how capital controls have been used and perceived, since the late nineteenth century. While ad...

Sudden Stops and Currency Drops

Sudden Stops and Currency Drops »

Source: Sudden Stops and Currency Drops : A Historical Look

Volume/Issue: 2006/133

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Luis Catão

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2006

ISBN: 9781451863932

Keywords: international capital flows, gold standard, exchange rate, foreign capital, capital inflows, capital inflow, foreign capital inflow, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, International Lending and Debt Problems,

This paper shows that recent manifestations of sudden stops (SSs) in international capital flows have striking parallels in the early financial globalization era preceding World War I. All main capital-importing co...

Exchange Rate Regime Choice in Historical Perspective

Exchange Rate Regime Choice in Historical Perspective »

Source: Exchange Rate Regime Choice in Historical Perspective

Volume/Issue: 2003/160

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Michael Bordo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2003

ISBN: 9781451857764

Keywords: Gold standard, Bretton Woods system, exchange rate regimes, exchange rate, inflation, exchange rates, exchange rate regime, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions,

In this paper, I survey the issue of exchange rate regime choice from the perspective of both the industrial and emerging economies taking an historical perspective. I first survey the theoretical issues beginning...

The Consolidated Medium-Term Income and Expenditure Framework

The Consolidated Medium-Term Income and Expenditure Framework »

Source: The Consolidated Medium-Term Income and Expenditure Framework

Volume/Issue: 2016/048

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 August 2016

ISBN: 9781498345750

Keywords: Estimated incomes and expenses, Financial year, Fund administrative budget, Net income of Fund, SDR interest rates, Real interest rates, Interest rate increases, Interest rates, Expenditures, Accounting

The medium-term income projections have been updated from the April 2015 outlook and the February review of the adequacy of precautionary balances. The main changes to the outlook stem from a more gradual rise in t...

Exchange Rates in the Periphery and International Adjustment Under the Gold Standard

Exchange Rates in the Periphery and International Adjustment Under the Gold Standard »

Volume/Issue: 2003/41

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Luis Catão , and Solomos Solomou

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451846126.001

ISBN: 9781451846126

Keywords: Gold standard, silver standard, exchange rate, effective exchange rates, effective exchange rate, trading partners,

The role of exchange rate flexibility in the periphery of the gold standard has been grossly overlooked. This paper builds a new dataset on trade-weighed exchange rates for the period 1870-1913 and finds that large...

Destabilizing the Global Monetary System: Germany's Adoption of the Gold Standard in the Early 1870s

Destabilizing the Global Monetary System: Germany's Adoption of the Gold Standard in the Early 1870s »

Volume/Issue: 2019/32

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Johannes Wiegand

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 February 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484394724.001

ISBN: 9781484394724

Keywords: Currency reform, Fixed exchange rates, Exchange rate regimes, Currency question, Gold, Bimetallism;Gold Standard;France;Germany;Flandreau;specie;silver specie;gold currency

In 1871-73, newly unified Germany adopted the gold standard, replacing the silver-based currencies that had been prevalent in most German states until then. The reform sparked a series of steps in other countries t...

Do Old Habits Die Hard? Central Banks and the Bretton Woods Gold Puzzle

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Do Old Habits Die Hard? Central Banks and the Bretton Woods Gold Puzzle »

Volume/Issue: 2019/161

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Eric Monnet , and Damien Puy

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 July 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498326773.001

ISBN: 9781498326773

Keywords: Monetary statistics, International monetary system, Economic stabilization, Exchange rate policy, Central banks, Bretton Woods, gold, foreign reserves, gold standard, culture

Why did monetary authorities hold large gold reserves under Bretton Woods (1944-1971) when only the US had to? We argue that gold holdings were driven by institutional memory and persistent habits of central bank...