Monetary Geography Before the Industrial Revolution

34 Pages Posted: 18 Feb 2009

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Marc Flandreau

Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Christophe Galimard

Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po)

Clemens Jobst

Departement of Economic and Social History; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Pilar Nogues-Marco

University of Geneva

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Date Written: February 2009

Abstract

In this article, we study Europe's monetary geography on the eve of the Industrial Revolution. Our unit of analysis is the city and we explore inter-city linkages. Important findings include a considerable degree of integration and multilateralism with monetary centers having already emerged as vehicles for international settlements, before the Industrial Revolution.

Keywords: history, international currency, international monetary system, network analysis

JEL Classification: F33, N23

Suggested Citation

Flandreau, Marc and Galimard, Christophe and Jobst, Clemens and Nogues-Marco, Pilar, Monetary Geography Before the Industrial Revolution (February 2009). CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP7169, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1345696

Marc Flandreau (Contact Author)

Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) ( email )

London
United Kingdom

Christophe Galimard

Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) ( email )

27, rue Saint-Guillaume
Paris, 75007
France

Clemens Jobst

Departement of Economic and Social History ( email )

Universitätsring 1
Vienna, Vienna 1010
Austria

Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) ( email )

London
United Kingdom

Pilar Nogues-Marco

University of Geneva ( email )

102 Bd Carl-Vogt
Genève, CH - 1205
Switzerland

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