Gold Standard Database

This page provides two excel files with historical exchange and interest rates during the classical gold standard. The data are at the weekly frequency.

The main source is: Neal, Larry, and Marc D. Weidenmier (2003), Crises in the Global Economy from Tulips to Today: Contagion and Consequences. NBER Volume Globalization in Historical Perspective.

The data are also used in: Herger, Nils (2018), ‘Interest-parity conditions during the era of the classical gold standard (1880 -1914) – Evidence from the investment demand for bills of exchange in Europe’, Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 154:9, 1-12.

Gold standard interest rates (1870-1914)

Gold standard exchange rates (1880-1914)

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