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Swedish monetary standards in historical perspective

Rodney Edvinsson

No 6, Stockholm Papers in Economic History from Stockholm University, Department of Economic History

Abstract: This paper classifies the monetary standards in Sweden from the Middle Ages to the present, and gives an overview of the various currencies that were in use. During most of Sweden’s history, a commodity standard was in place, while the fiat standard is a rather late innovation. The classification into monetary standards is also related to the issue of debasement under the commodity standard and the mechanisms behind the rise of multiple currencies.

Keywords: monetary history; monetary standard; Sweden (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E42 N13 N14 N23 N24 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 56 pages
Date: 2009-05-24
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cba, nep-his, nep-hpe, nep-mac and nep-mon
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Published in Historical Monetary and Financial Statistics for Sweden: Exchange rates, prices and wages 1277–2008, Edvinsson, Rodney, Jacobson, Tor, Waldenström, Daniel (eds.), 2010, chapter 2, pages 26-66, Sveriges Riksbank, Ekerlids förlag.

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