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The Contribution of a Monetary History of the United States: 1867 to 1960 To Monetary History

Michael Bordo ()

No 2549, NBER Working Papers from National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc

Abstract: This paper assesses the role of Friedman and Schwartz's "A Monetary History of the United Slates: 1867 to 1960" as a progenitor of research in monetary history. The paper critically surveys the literature on three major themes in the book: monetary disturbances; the domestic monetary framework and monetary policy: and monetary standards. The book's unique portrayal of the historical circumstances of monetary disturbances and of alternative institutional arrangements serves as the closest thing to a laboratory experiment for the monetary economist. Historical study has become an important tool of modern macroeconomic research.

Date: 1988-04
Note: ME
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Published as The Contribution of "A Monetary History of the United States, 1867-1960" to Monetary History. From Money, History and International Finance: Essaysin Honor of Anna J. Schwartz, edited by Michael D. Bordo, pp. 15-70. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1989.
Published as The Contribution of "A Monetary History of the United States, 1867-1960" to Monetary History , Michael D. Bordo. in Money, History, and International Finance: Essays in Honor of Anna J. Schwartz , Bordo. 1989

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