The Resource Who adjusts? : domestic sources of foreign economic policy during the interwar years, Beth A. Simmons

Who adjusts? : domestic sources of foreign economic policy during the interwar years, Beth A. Simmons

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Who adjusts? : domestic sources of foreign economic policy during the interwar years
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Who adjusts?
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domestic sources of foreign economic policy during the interwar years
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Beth A. Simmons
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eng
Summary
  • In this work Beth Simmons presents a fresh view of why governments decided to abide by or defect from the gold standard during the 1920s and 1930s. Previous studies of the spread of the Great Depression have emphasized "tit-for-tat" currency and tariff manipulation and a subsequent cycle of destructive competition. Simmons, on the other hand, analyzes the influence of domestic politics on national responses to the international economy
  • In so doing, she powerfully confirms that different political regimes choose different economic adjustment strategies
  • Using cross-sectional time series data and four cases, Simmons offers a profile of the domestic politics and institutions associated with capital flight, current account deficit, currency devaluation, and tariff protection - all of which were inconsistent with the demands of remaining on gold. She demonstrates that capital flight and current account deficits stemmed largely from governmental failure to develop credible anti-inflationary policies
  • In turn, decisions to externalize the subsequent deficits, whether through high tariffs or devaluation, were also driven by domestic political conditions. Who Adjusts? thus moves beyond systemic theories of international political economy, adding a new dimension to the study of the interwar situation
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1958-
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Simmons, Beth A.
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HF1411
LC item number
.S454 1994
Literary form
non fiction
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  • International economic relations
  • Gold standard
  • Patrón oro
  • Gold standard
  • International economic relations
  • Gouden standaard
  • Handelspolitiek
  • Binnenlandse politiek
  • Außenwirtschaftspolitik
  • Goldwährung
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Who adjusts? : domestic sources of foreign economic policy during the interwar years, Beth A. Simmons
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https://archive.org/details/whoadjustsdomest00beth
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [305]-318) and index
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Ch. 1. Introduction. The Problem: Explaining International Economic Relations during the Interwar Years. The Argument of This Book. Toward an Explanation of the Policy Mix: Methodology and Organization. Findings -- Ch. 2. The Interwar Gold Standard. The Prewar and Interwar Gold Standards. The Norms of Gold Standard Adjustment. Explaining Policy Choice during the Interwar Years -- Ch. 3. The Determinants of External Imbalance. Politics, Credibility, and External Imbalance. Capital Movements. The Current Account -- Ch. 4. Devaluation. Descriptive Statistics: Currency Depreciation. On Gold or Off? Explaining Currency Depreciation. Domestic Politics and Currency Depreciation: The Evidence. Cumulative Results -- Ch. 5. France, 1924-1927. The Real Economy. Cracks in Credibility. From a Crack to a Gulf, January 1925-July 1926. The Politics of Credibility -- Ch. 6. Tariff Protection. Descriptive Statistics of Tariff Protection. Explaining Tariff Levels. Changes in Tariff Policy. Cumulative Results
  • Ch. 7. Deficits during Depression: Britain, Belgium, and France in the Thirties. Aggregate Introduction to the Cases and to the Policy Mix. The Case of Britain, 1929-1931. The Case of Belgium, 1934-1936. The Case of France, 1935-1937 -- Ch. 8. Conclusions. The Argument. Major Findings. Implications for International Cooperation. Implications for International Political Economy. Parting Words -- Appendix I. General Data Appendix -- Appendix II. Central Bank Independence Data
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 330 pages
Isbn
9780691086415
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(alk. paper)
Lccn
93002272
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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ZBWT00533663
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illustrations
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  • (OCoLC)28222581
  • (OCoLC)ocm28222581
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Who adjusts? : domestic sources of foreign economic policy during the interwar years, Beth A. Simmons
Link
https://archive.org/details/whoadjustsdomest00beth
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [305]-318) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ch. 1. Introduction. The Problem: Explaining International Economic Relations during the Interwar Years. The Argument of This Book. Toward an Explanation of the Policy Mix: Methodology and Organization. Findings -- Ch. 2. The Interwar Gold Standard. The Prewar and Interwar Gold Standards. The Norms of Gold Standard Adjustment. Explaining Policy Choice during the Interwar Years -- Ch. 3. The Determinants of External Imbalance. Politics, Credibility, and External Imbalance. Capital Movements. The Current Account -- Ch. 4. Devaluation. Descriptive Statistics: Currency Depreciation. On Gold or Off? Explaining Currency Depreciation. Domestic Politics and Currency Depreciation: The Evidence. Cumulative Results -- Ch. 5. France, 1924-1927. The Real Economy. Cracks in Credibility. From a Crack to a Gulf, January 1925-July 1926. The Politics of Credibility -- Ch. 6. Tariff Protection. Descriptive Statistics of Tariff Protection. Explaining Tariff Levels. Changes in Tariff Policy. Cumulative Results
  • Ch. 7. Deficits during Depression: Britain, Belgium, and France in the Thirties. Aggregate Introduction to the Cases and to the Policy Mix. The Case of Britain, 1929-1931. The Case of Belgium, 1934-1936. The Case of France, 1935-1937 -- Ch. 8. Conclusions. The Argument. Major Findings. Implications for International Cooperation. Implications for International Political Economy. Parting Words -- Appendix I. General Data Appendix -- Appendix II. Central Bank Independence Data
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 330 pages
Isbn
9780691086415
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
93002272
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
ZBWT00533663
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28222581
  • (OCoLC)ocm28222581

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