Posts by John Singleton

John Singleton, Professor of Economic and Business History at Sheffield Hallam University

The Eurozone and the Gold Standard

No-one argues that the founders of the Eurozone intended to create a monetary regime that in some respects resembles the Gold Standard – yet, amazingly, that is what they achieved After the First World War governments and central banks in Europe were determined to rebuild the Gold Standard. The re-linking of national currencies to gold was regarded as a precondition … Continue reading

3 January 2013 by John Singleton
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