© 1993

The International Adjustment Mechanism

From the Gold Standard to the EMS


About this book


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.


development economics integration John Maynard Keynes Keynes monetary union

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Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The International Adjustment Mechanism
  • Book Subtitle From the Gold Standard to the EMS
  • Authors L. Gomes
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1993
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Economics & Finance Collection Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-59573-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-39151-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-230-37542-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 351
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics International Economics
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