The Rise and Fall of the Dollar, or When Did the Dollar Replace Sterling as the Leading International Currency?
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University of California, Berkeley and Graduate Institute of International Studies, respectively. This draft was prepared for the conference in honor of Peter Temin, Cambridge, May 9th, 2008. A longer version, available on request, was presented to the Past, Present and Policy Panel, Genoa, Italy, 28-29 March 2008. For financial support we thank the National Science Foundation, the France-Berkeley Fund, and the Committee on Research of the University of California, Berkeley. For assistance with collecting the data we indebted to Walter Antonowicz, Benrhard Mussak, Pedro Carvalho, Rui Pedro Esteves, David Schindlower, David Merchan Cardenas, Mauricio Cardenas, Thomas Holub, Hans Kryger Larsen, Vappu Ikonen, Olivier Accominotti, Filippo Cesarano, Mariko Hatase, Corry van Renselaar, Leif Alendal, Oyvind Eitrheim, Virgil Stoenescu, Mrs. Blejan of the Romanian Central Bank, Pilar Nogues Marco, Lars Jonung and Patrick Halbeisen. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.