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Golden FettersThe Gold Standard and the Great Depression, 1919-1939$
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Barry Eichengreen

Print publication date: 1996

Print ISBN-13: 9780195101133

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0195101138.001.0001

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The Dollar and the World Economic Conference

The Dollar and the World Economic Conference

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(p.317) 11 The Dollar and the World Economic Conference
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Golden Fetters
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Barry Eichengreen (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195101138.003.0011

This chapter analyzes the critical period in the spring of 1933 when American policy was reversed and the dollar devalued. Roosevelt's abandonment of gold coincided with the World Economic Conference, which was held in London in June 1933, in a last attempt to respond cooperatively to the economic crisis. The connections are traced between the dollar's depreciation and the London Conference and an explanation given of why the latter failed. The different sections of the chapter discuss the background to the negotiations, the conference itself, the international monetary repercussions, and the impact of devaluation of the dollar.

Keywords:   abandonment of the gold standard, devaluation, dollar, economic crisis, gold standard, international cooperation, international monetary repercussions, interwar period, USA, World Economic Conference

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