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Between collapse and decline: the dissolution of international monetary systems in comparative historical perspective

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This thesis is concerned with varying rates (i.e. speeds) of system dissolution in the international monetary domain. International monetary systems, such as the gold-dollar system and inter-war order, often suddenly and unexpectedly collapse. Yet other monetary orders, such as the Sterling Area and the long-forgotten Latin Monetary Union, for no less obscure reasons, have declined gradually. The puzzle is why.

I begin by taking seriously the initial conditions that give rise to int...

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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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