Foreign Exchange Rates 1914-1941
April 15, 2012
As we begin to talk more seriously about the gold standard, as a
real policy option instead of a historical item of interest, I think
we might have some discussions about the 1920s and 1930s. Along
these lines, I thought it would be good to make available some data
on foreign exchange rates around the world at that time. This is an
excerpt from the Federal Reserve's Banking and Monetary Statistics,
1914-1941. I was going to make graphs too, but that turned out to be
too much work for now. Maybe I will later, for the major countries.
Click Here for data on foreign exchange rates from 1914-1941.
There's a lot more good stuff in the Banking and Monetary
Statistics. I remember when I went to the microfilm department of
the local university library for this stuff. We have it so easy
Click Here for Banking and Monetary Statistics, 1914-1941.