Why did Countries Adopt the Gold Standard? Lessons from Japan
NBER Working Paper No. 15195
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We thank Simon Bytheway, Steve Quinn, Hisahiko Saito, and Michael Schlitz as well as seminar participants at Rutgers University, Kobe University, IFN, Warwick University, the Solvay Business School at Universite Libre de Bruxelles, and the Bank of Japan for comments and suggestions. We also thank Genna Tan, Ronald Choi, and Lydia Fung for excellent research assistance. The National Science Foundation (NSF Grant 0518661) provided financial support for this project. Mitchener also thanks the International Institute, UCLA, for financial support while working on this project as a Global Fellow in 2008-9. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.