- British Empire Economic Conference
The British Empire Economic Conference (also known as the Imperial Economic Conference or Ottawa Conference) was a 1932 conference of British colonies and the autonomous dominions held to discuss the Great Depression. It was held between 21 July and 20 August in Ottawa.
The conference saw the group admit the failure of the gold standard and abandon attempts to return to it. The meeting also worked to establish a zone of limited tariffs within the British Empire, but with high tariffs with the rest of the world. This was called "Imperial preference" or "Empire Free-Trade". This abandonment of open free trade led to a split in the British government.
- British Empire Economic Conference (Time magazine)
- Barry Eichengreena and Douglas A. Irwin, Trade blocs, currency blocs and the reorientation of world trade in the 1930s, Journal of International Economics , Volume 38, Issues 1-2, February 1995, Pages 1-24
- Robert A. MacKay, Imperial Economics at Ottawa, Pacific Affairs, Vol. 5, No. 10 (Oct., 1932), pp. 873-885
- Maxwell Slutz Stewart, The Ottawa conference, Foreign policy association, incorporated, 1932
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
British Empire — For a comprehensive list of the territories that formed the British Empire, see Evolution of the British Empire. British Empire … Wikipedia
British Raj — British Empire in India redirects here. For other uses, see British India (disambiguation). India Indian Empire ← … Wikipedia
Empire britannique — British Empire (en) Drapeau du Royaume Uni … Wikipédia en Français
British nationality law and Hong Kong — British nationality law as it pertains to Hong Kong has been a unique situation ever since Hong Kong was created a British colony in 1842. With its beginning as a trading port to today s cosmopolitan international financial centre, the territory… … Wikipedia
Empire of Japan — This article is about the former absolute constitutional monarchy. For the current limited constitutional monarchy, see Japan. Greater Japanese Empire 大日本帝國 Dai Nippo … Wikipedia
ECONOMIC AFFAIRS — THE PRE MANDATE (LATE OTTOMAN) PERIOD Geography and Borders In September 1923 a new political entity was formally recognized by the international community. Palestine, or Ereẓ Israel as Jews have continued to refer to it for 2,000 years,… … Encyclopedia of Judaism
British National Party — For other uses, see British National Party (disambiguation). British National Party … Wikipedia
British African-Caribbean community — For Caribbeans in the UK of Indian origin, see British Indo Caribbean community. British African Caribbean (British Afro Caribbean) Total population UK, 2001: 565,900 … Wikipedia
British Isles — This article is about the archipelago in north western Europe. For the group of territories with constitutional links to the United Kingdom, see British Islands. British Isles English: British Isles Irish: Éire agus an Bhreatain Mhór or… … Wikipedia
British Guiana — Infobox Former Country native name = conventional long name = British Guiana common name = Guiana continent = South America empire = United Kingdom status = Colony era = New Imperialism year start = 1814 year end = 1966 date start = August 13… … Wikipedia