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Central Banks and Gold – How Tokyo, London, and New York Shaped the Modern World - Cornell Scholarship Online
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Central Banks and Gold: How Tokyo, London, and New York Shaped the Modern World

Simon James Bytheway and Mark Metzler


In recent decades, Tokyo, London, and New York have been the sites of credit bubbles of historically unprecedented magnitude. Central bankers have enjoyed almost unparalleled power and autonomy. They have cooperated to construct and preserve towering structures of debt, reshaping relations of power and ownership around the world. This book explores how this financialized form of globalism took shape a century ago, when Tokyo joined London and New York as a major financial center. This book shows that close cooperation between central banks began along an unexpected axis, between London and Tok ... More

Keywords: credit bubbles, central bankers, globalism, central banks, London, Tokyo, New York, Japan, post-bubble economics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781501704949
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501704949.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Simon James Bytheway, author
Nihon University

Mark Metzler, author