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The International Adjustment Mechanism

From the Gold Standard to the EMS

  • Leonard Gomes

About this book

Introduction

This book is about the history of thought and policy on the international adjustment mechanism. Economics emerged as a discipline in its own right largely out of the accumulated reflections, analyses and judgements of a group of writers from the sixteenth to the early nineteenth century who shared a common perspective on matters relating to the adjustment of the balance of payments. The present survey starts with the development of the doctrine at that time and continues the story up to the present debate on economic and monetary union in Europe.

Keywords

development economics integration John Maynard Keynes Keynes monetary union

Authors and affiliations

  • Leonard Gomes
    • 1
  1. 1.University of MiddlesexEnfieldUK

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