Here’s an exotic tale of trade, money supply and financial recession from the days when silver, not gold, was the numéraire and global trade-finance markets more integrated than you might suppose. The backstory: In 1832 Pres. Andrew Jackson, facing re-election, vetoed the re-chartering of the widely-branched, Republican-aligned Bank of the United States, re-directing US government […]
Peter Gallagher is student of piano and photography. He was formerly a senior trade official of the Australian government. For some years after leaving government, he consulted to international organizations, governments and business groups on trade and public policy.
He teaches graduate classes at the University of Adelaide on trade research methods and the role of firms in trade and growth and tweets trade (and other) stuff from @pwgallagher