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On the origins of a monetary history

Hugh Rockoff

On the origins of a monetary history

by Hugh Rockoff

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Published by National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Economics -- History,
  • Economists -- Knowledge and learning

  • Edition Notes

    StatementHugh Rockoff.
    SeriesNBER working paper series -- no. 12666., Working paper series (National Bureau of Economic Research) -- working paper no. 12666.
    ContributionsNational Bureau of Economic Research.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination60 p. ;
    Number of Pages60
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17631724M
    OCLC/WorldCa76065230

    Writing in the June issue of the "Economic Journal", Harry G. Johnson begins with a sentence seemingly calibrated to the scale of the book he set himself to review: 'The long-awaited "Monetary History of the United States" by Friedman and Schwartz is in every sense of the term a monumental scholarly achievement - monumental in its sheer bulk, monumental in the definitivene /10(33). In , Conzett Verlag of Zurich, Switzerland translated and published the work in German. This expanded English version released in , establishes the author as a leading voice in the field of monetary history, theory and reform. CONTENTS [Chapters] 1. The Origins Of Money Systems. 2. Rome’s Bronze Nomisma: Better Than Gold. 3.

    The Bretton Woods Conference, which created the International Monetary Fund and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, was a major landmark in international cooperation. However, the Bretton Woods system came under increasing pressure in the s due to the lack of a reliable adjustment mechanism to manage payment imbalances as well as the persistent . Book Description: Writing in the June issue of theEconomic Journal, Harry G. Johnson begins with a sentence seemingly calibrated to the scale of the book he set himself to review: "The long-awaited monetary history of the United States by Friedman and Schwartz is in every sense of the term a monumental scholarly achievement--monumental in its sheer bulk, monumental in the definitiveness.

    18 On the Origins of Money amongst the mass of all other commodities, and accepted as the generally acknowledged media of exchange. it is a question concerning not only the origin but also the nature of money and its position in relation to all other commodities. Writing in the June issue of theEconomic Journal, Harry G. Johnson begins with a sentence seemingly calibrated to the scale of the book he set himself to review: “The long-awaited monetary history of the United States by Friedman and Schwartz is in every sense of the term a monumental scholarly achievement — monumental in its sheer bulk, monumental in the definitiveness of its.


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On the origins of a monetary history by Hugh Rockoff Download PDF EPUB FB2

On the Origins of "A Monetary History" Hugh Rockoff. NBER Working Paper No. Issued in November NBER Program(s):Development of the American Economy, Monetary Economics, Economic Fluctuations and Growth.

This paper explores some of the scholarship that influenced Milton Friedman and Anna J. Schwartz's "A Monetary History".Cited by: 3.

Writing in the June issue of theEconomic Journal, Harry G. Johnson begins with a sentence seemingly calibrated to the scale of the book he set himself to review: "The long-awaited monetary history of the United States by On the origins of a monetary history book and Schwartz is in every sense of the term a monumental scholarly achievement--monumental in its sheer bulk, monumental in the definitiveness of its Cited by: The History of Money 3 coins of the 6th century BC.

These were produced by the Greeks in Ionia, in the Western part of modern Turkey not very far from the city of Ephesus. In ancient Greek myth and history two kings in that region, File Size: 80KB.

Mitchell, and the NBER, provided the methodology for "A Monetary History", in particular the emphasis on compiling long time series of monthly data and analyzing the effects of specific variables on the business cycle. Writing in the June issue of theEconomic Journal, Harry G.

Johnson begins with a sentence seemingly calibrated to the scale of the book he set himself to review: "The long-awaited monetary history of the United States by Friedman and Schwartz is in every sense of the term a monumental scholarly achievement--monumental in its sheer bulk, monumental in the definitiveness of its.

Money is, first and foremost, a social construct, and the value and usefulness of money can be enhanced or eroded as people gain or lose trust in a currency.

Most of the book is a straightforward explanation of the nature of currency and the history of money - particularly in the United by: over twenty years ago that A Monetary History of the United States, by Milton Friedman and Anna J.

Schwartz, published inwas destined to become a by: The origins of money in its various forms, and of banking, are discussed in the book by Glyn Davies, on which this essay is based.

Davies, Glyn. A history of money from ancient times to the present day, 3rd ed. Cardiff: University of Wales Press, Monetary History of the World. Under Construction.

Glossary of Money Terminology. Historical Outline The Origins of Money. Primitive Period Evolution of Banking Birth of Coinage BC BC BC BC.

Great Empires. Greece (Mint Marks of Alexander the Great) Egypt. Money, in some form, has been part of human history for at least the last 3, years. Before that time, it is assumed that a system of bartering was likely used.

Due to the complexities of ancient history (ancient civilizations developing at different paces and not keeping accurate records or having their records destroyed), and because the ancient origins of economic systems precede written history, it is impossible to trace the true origin of the invention of money and the transition from " barter systems " to the " monetary systems ".

History of Monetary and Credit Theory. In monetary matters the experience of the eighteenth century was of the most varied kind. It witnessed money. Writing in the June issue of theEconomic Journal, Harry G. Johnson begins with a sentence seemingly calibrated to the scale of the book he set himself to review: "The long-awaited monetary history of the United States by Friedman and Schwartz is in every sense of the term a monumental scholarly achievement—monumental in its sheer bulk, monumental in the definitiveness Brand: Princeton University Press.

Milton Friedman and Anna J. Schwartz' A Monetary History of the United States, is an analysis and explanation of the Great Depression of the s. Its conclusion, first published in the early s, differs from the two main explanations that existed at the by: all governments. It is synonymous with power and it shapes history in every generation.

Professor Glyn Davies, Economic Adviser to the Julian Hodge Bank Ltd, and sometime Chief Economic Adviser to the Secretary of State for Wales, and then to the Bank of Wales, is an ideal person to write the history of money. The origins of money Means of exchange.

But in a new book, “Making Money”, Christine Desan, a Harvard law professor, challenges the view of money’s history as a fall from grace. A Monetary History of the United States, Paperback – Nov.

21 by Milton Friedman (Author), Anna Jacobson Schwartz (Author) out of 5 stars 36 ratings See all 5 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions/5(35). Monetary history in context from the dawn of civilization to the beginning of the twenty first century, based on the definitive book on the subject.

Brief biography of Glyn Davies See also money in fiction. A Monetary History of the United States, by Milton Friedman and Anna J.

Schwartz is surely one of the most important books in economic history, and indeed, in all of economics, written in the twentieth century. It has had a profound impact on the way economists think about monetary. origins of money. In the west it is commonly believed that coins first appeared in ancient Lydia in the 8 th century BC.

Some date the origins to ancient China. Money evolved as a medium of. Writing in the June issue of theEconomic Journal, Harry G.

Johnson begins with a sentence seemingly calibrated to the scale of the book he set himself to review: "The long-awaited monetary history of the United States by Friedman and Schwartz is in every sense of the term a monumental scholarly achievement--monumental in its sheer bulk, monumental in the definitiveness /5(6).What's the best/complete book about the history of money?

The best book about the history of money is The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World. It was written by my friend Niall Ferguson.

According to Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN), > Niall.Abstract. As with so much else in the Western tradition, theorizing about the role of money can be traced back to Plato and Aristotle in the fourth century bce, although they may have drawn on pre-Socratic philosophers whose works survive, if at all, only in by: 5.