1 September 2011


Chatham House


In 1929, the Council of the Royal Institute of International Affairs authorized the formation of a Group to study 'The International Functions of Gold'. These are the papers delivered before the Study Group from 1929-31.

The Study Group examined the problems arising from the post-war international monetary settlement which led to the suspension of the Gold Standard by the British Government in 1931, and contributed to the Great Depression.

The collected papers are digitalized in 2011 for the first time to mark the 80th anniversary of the end of the Sterling Gold Standard.