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  • Writer's pictureVinod K. Jain

A History of Money: From the Gold Standard to Crypto (March 30, 2023)

Updated: Feb 14

A historical perspective of money – starting with the Gold Standard in the late 1800s up to present-day cryptocurrencies. Specific topics to be explored include how and why the Gold Standard evolved and ended; exchange rates and currency fluctuations; impacts on inflation; how the IMF manages financial crises faced by nations; how the role of the World Bank has evolved since the Marshall Plan; and cryptocurrencies—then and now.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, George Mason University

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