Money and Trade Wars in Interwar Europe

  • Alessandro Roselli

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. The Gold Standard Reinstated

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Alessandro Roselli
      Pages 3-21
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      Pages 22-42
    4. Alessandro Roselli
      Pages 43-67
  3. The Gold Standard Collapse: Nationalism and Bilateralism in International Financial Relations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Alessandro Roselli
      Pages 71-104
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      Pages 155-171
  4. What Europe?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. Paolo Fonzi
      Pages 175-191
    3. Alessandro Roselli
      Pages 192-207
    4. Alessandro Roselli
      Pages 208-214
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 215-259

About this book


This books explains, on the basis of archival evidence and a simple economic model, why and how the gold standard collapsed in the interwar period. It also reveals how bilateralism and dirigisme in international financial relations emerged from the collapse of the universal gold standard, and how this poisoned international relations.


Economic history interwar history international monetary system gold standard central banking Clearing Eastern Europe Europe Germany Inflation international relations nationalism trade

Authors and affiliations

  • Alessandro Roselli
    • 1
  1. 1.Cass Business SchoolLondonUK

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