The Long Twilight of Gold: How a Pivotal Practice Persisted in the Assemblage of Money

  title={The Long Twilight of Gold: How a Pivotal Practice Persisted in the Assemblage of Money},
  author={Nicolas Jabko and Sebastian Schmidt},
  journal={International Organization},
Why has gold persisted as a significant reserve asset despite momentous changes in international monetary relations since the collapse of the classical gold standard? IPE theories have little to say about this question. Conventional accounts of international monetary relations depict a succession of discrete monetary regimes characterized by specific power structures or dominant ideas. To explain the continuous importance of gold, we draw on insights from social psychology and new materialist… 


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