Globalizing Capital A History of the International Monetary System

ISBN-10: 0691139377
ISBN-13: 9780691139371
Edition: 2nd 2009 (Revised)
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List price: $37.50
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 10/5/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.056

Barry Eichengreen is George C. Pardee and Helen N. Pardee Professor of Economics and Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of Capital Flows and Crises (MIT Press, 2002) and other books.

Preface
Introduction
The Gold Standard
Prehistory
The Dilemmas of Bimetallism
The Lure of Bimetallism
The Advent of the Gold Standard
Shades of Gold
How the Gold Standard Worked
The Gold Standard as a Historically Specific Institution
International Solidarity
The Gold Standard and the Lender of Last Resort
Instability at the Periphery
The Stability of the System
Interwar Instability
Chronology
Experience with Floating: The Controversial Case of the Franc
Reconstructing the Gold Standard
The New Gold Standard
Problems of the New Gold Standard
The Pattern of International Payments
Responses to the Great Depression
Banking Crises and Their Management
Disintegration of the Gold Standard
Sterling's Crisis
The Dollar Follows
Managed Floating
Conclusions
The Bretton Woods System
Wartime Planning and Its Consequences
The Sterling Crisis and the Realignment of European Currencies
The European Payments Union
Payments Problems and Selective Controls
Convertibility: Problems and Progress
Special Drawing Rights
Declining Controls and Rising Rigidity
The Battle for Sterling
The Crisis of the Dollar
The Lessons of Bretton Woods
After Bretton Woods
Floating Exchange Rates in the 1970s
Floating Exchange Rates in the 1980s
The Snake
The European Monetary System
Renewed Impetus for Integration
Europe's Crisis
Understanding the Crisis
The Experience of Developing Countries
Conclusions
A Brave New Monetary World
The Asian Crisis
Emerging Instability
Global Imbalances
The Euro
International Currency Competition
Conclusion
Glossary
References
Index

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