Monetary History of Latin America


This conference discussed monetary history in representative countries in Latin America, how they compared with each other in their response to major international events, and the lessons that we derived from those historical events about the most suitable monetary arrangements for a society of free and responsible individuals.


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The Political Economy of International Reform and Reconstruction

by By Ludwig von Mises
Edited by Richard Ebeling

After he fled Austria, Ludwig von Mises arrived in the United States and continued to write essays on economics. Among those included in this volume are:

Guiding Principles for the Reconstruction of Austria (1940)

An Eastern Democratic Union: A Proposal for the Establishment of a Durable Peace in Eastern Europe…

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Additional Readings

Panama Monetary Policy. Washington, D.C.: The Library of Congress, (accessed ).

Batalla, T. E. Carrillo. Moneda, Credito y Banca en Venezuela. Caracas: Banco Central de Venezuela, 1964.

Carvacho, René Millar. Políticas y Teorías Monetarias en Chile 1810-1925. Santiago: Universidad Gabriel Mistral, 1994.

Crazut, Rafael J. El Banco Central de Venezuela: Notas sobre su Historia y Evolucion 1940-1990. Caracas: Banco Central de Venezuela, 1990.

Decreto Numero 17-2002. “Ley Monetaria.” El Congreso de la Republica de Guatemala, Guatemala City, 2002.

Decreto Numero 92-2000. “Ley de Libre Negociacion de Divisas.” El Congreso de la Republica de Guatemala, Guatemala City, 2000.

Edwards, Sebastian. "The IMF is Panama's Lender of First Resort." The Wall Street Journal (September 24, 1999): 1-2.

Hinds, Manuel. Playing Monopoly with the Devil: Dollarization and Domestic Currencies in Developing Countries. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2006.

Jimenez, Rafael Olarra. Evolución Monetaria Argentina. Buenos Aires: Editorial Universitaria de Buenos Aires, 1976.

Laughlin, J. Laurence. A New Exposition of Money, Credit, and Prices, Volume I. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1931.

Luders, Rolf J. “A Monetary History of Chile 1925-1958.” A Dissertation submitted to the Faculty of the Division of the Social Sciences, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, June, 1958.

Pelaez, Manuel Carlos and Wilson Suzigan. História Monetária do Brasil. Porto Alegre: Editora Universidade de Brasilia, 1976.

Ruiz, Bruce C. “Panama Currency History.” Lecture, Panama City, Panama, October 23, 2001.

Saied, David. "Panama Has No Central Bank." Daily Article (April 26, 2007): 1-4.

Saied, David. "Panama Has No Central Bank II." Lecture, Panama City, Panama, April 26, 2007.

Steil, Benn and Manuel Hinds. Money, Markets & Sovereignty. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2009.