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Palgrave Studies in Economic History

The Portuguese Escudo Monetary Zone

Its Impact in Colonial and Post-Colonial Africa

Authors: Mata, Maria Eugénia

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  • Examines the effects of African countries' independence on Portuguese Escudo Monetary Zone
  • Covers the last quarter of the century and the second millennium
  • Reviews the processes of monetary decolonisation of the various territories of the Portuguese colonial empire
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This monograph examines the failure of the Portuguese Escudo Monetary Zone and the birth of new monetary and financial systems in Portuguese-speaking African countries. Examining colonial and post-colonial times, Mata analyses the decision to build a Portuguese monetary area in the early 1960s and mid-1970s when the decolonisation process was peaking.
This book offers some important lessons regarding the functioning and dismantling of monetary areas, and on the importance of central-banks’ co-operation.

About the authors

Maria Eugénia Mata is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Economics at Nova University Lisbon, Portugal. Her research interests include Economic, Business and Financial History, and the History of Economic Thought. Mata is an Ex-President of the Portuguese Economic and Social History Association.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Introduction: Why to Study “The Portuguese Escudo Monetary Zone and its Impact in Colonial and Post-Colonial Africa”

    Pages 1-7

    Mata, Maria Eugénia

  • The Escudo Monetary Zone

    Pages 11-24

    Mata, Maria Eugénia

  • The Difficulties in Launching the Escudo Monetary Zone

    Pages 25-49

    Mata, Maria Eugénia

  • War, Confidence, and Expectations. Adjusting the Rules of the Escudo Monetary Zone

    Pages 51-67

    Mata, Maria Eugénia

  • The Heritage from the 1963–1968 Period. Marcelo Caetano and the Decision of Asking for Studies

    Pages 71-84

    Mata, Maria Eugénia

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Hardcover $119.99
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  • Immediate ebook access, if available*, with your print order
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Portuguese Escudo Monetary Zone
Book Subtitle
Its Impact in Colonial and Post-Colonial Africa
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Economic History
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-33857-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-33857-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-33856-5
Series ISSN
2662-6497
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 265
Number of Illustrations
20 b/w illustrations
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