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The Glitter of GoldFrance
and the Emergence of the International Gold Standard
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Marc Flandreau

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780199257867

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2004

DOI: 10.1093/0199257868.001.0001

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Bimetallic Exchange Rates: An Exploration

Bimetallic Exchange Rates: An Exploration

(p.47) 3 Bimetallic Exchange Rates: An Exploration
The Glitter of Gold

Marc Flandreau

Oxford University Press

Chapter 3 provides an analysis of international arbitrage focusing on the exchange market between Paris and London. Resting on a new methodology to study exchange rate relations, this chapter shows that exchange rates between gold and bimetallic nations were heavily influenced by bullion discoveries.

Keywords:   Exchange rates, Balance of payments, Gold Points, Gold Points violations, Silver Points, Gold Rush, Shocks, International shipments, Bimetallic “snake”, Exchange rate stability

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