The series of banking failures in Buenos Aires Province in the 1800s was due not to a shortage of precious metals but to inefficient regulation, burdensome Treasury deficits and monopoly power. This is yet another historical example of how wars result in the degradation of monetary and banking institutions.

Adrián Osvaldo Ravier is a professor and research fellow in the School of Business at University Francisco Marroquin.
Nicolás Cachanosky is associate professor in the Department of Economics at Metropolitan State University of Denver.
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