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International monetary cooperation since Bretton Woods [electronic resource] / Harold James.

By: James, Harold, 1956-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Washington, D.C. : New York : International Monetary Fund ; Oxford University Press, 1996Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 742 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9781455293070 (electronic bk.); 1455293075 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): International finance | Monetary policy -- International cooperation | Financial institutions, International | Pol�itica monetaria -- Cooperaci�on internacional | Instituciones financieras internacionales | Finances internationales | Politique mon�etaire -- Coop�eration internationale | Institutions financi�eres internationales | Economische samenwerking | Internationale financi�ele politiek | Financi�ele instellingen | Monetaire samenwerking | Bretton-Woods-System | Internationales W�ahrungssystem | INTERNATIONAL FINANCE | INTERNATIONAL MONETARY SYSTEM | INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS | BRETTON WOODS INSTITUTIONS | Fonds mon�etaire international -- Histoire | Relations �economiques internationales | Finances internationales | Accords de Bretton Woods (1944) | Institutions financi�eres internationales | Politique mon�etaire | Syst�eme mon�etaire international -- 1945- | Bretton-Woods (Etats-Unis, N.H.), Accords de (1944) | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / FinanceGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: International monetary cooperation since Bretton Woods.DDC classification: 332/.042 Other classification: 83.44 | DHL IMF(02)/J27 | UNOG 332.4 J276 ES Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
1. Interdependence in the World Economic System -- 2. "Prosperity Has No Fixed Limits" -- 3. The Compromise Unravels -- 4. Richesse Oblige: The Establishment of Convertibility -- 5. Development and Bretton Woods -- 6. The Heyday of Bretton Woods and the Reserve Debate -- 7. Surveillance, Growth, and Crisis -- 8. The End of Bretton Woods? -- 9. Reform of the International Monetary System, or Nonsystem? -- 10. Personalities and Institutions: The Redesigning of the International Monetary Order -- 11. The 1970s: Capital Markets Versus the New International Economic Order -- 12. The Debt Crisis -- 13. Consensus in Cooperation and Its Fragility -- 14. The Problems of the New Regionalism -- 15. Low-Income Countries and the International Financial System -- 16. Plan or Price? The Transformation of Centrally Planned Economies -- 17. From Bretton Woods to the Information Age.
Summary: This comprehensive account of the management of the international monetary system from the 1944 Bretton Woods conference to the present day documents the structure and movements of the world economy during a period of dramatic change. Commissioned by the International Monetary Fund to mark its fiftieth anniversary, the work is nevertheless a fully independent one: written by an outside historian with full access to IMF archives and staff, and reviewed by an independent editorial committee. An objective study of issues and events that are often controversial, the book skillfully interweaves the history of the IMF with that of world economic developments after the Second World War.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 689-720) and index.

1. Interdependence in the World Economic System -- 2. "Prosperity Has No Fixed Limits" -- 3. The Compromise Unravels -- 4. Richesse Oblige: The Establishment of Convertibility -- 5. Development and Bretton Woods -- 6. The Heyday of Bretton Woods and the Reserve Debate -- 7. Surveillance, Growth, and Crisis -- 8. The End of Bretton Woods? -- 9. Reform of the International Monetary System, or Nonsystem? -- 10. Personalities and Institutions: The Redesigning of the International Monetary Order -- 11. The 1970s: Capital Markets Versus the New International Economic Order -- 12. The Debt Crisis -- 13. Consensus in Cooperation and Its Fragility -- 14. The Problems of the New Regionalism -- 15. Low-Income Countries and the International Financial System -- 16. Plan or Price? The Transformation of Centrally Planned Economies -- 17. From Bretton Woods to the Information Age.

This comprehensive account of the management of the international monetary system from the 1944 Bretton Woods conference to the present day documents the structure and movements of the world economy during a period of dramatic change. Commissioned by the International Monetary Fund to mark its fiftieth anniversary, the work is nevertheless a fully independent one: written by an outside historian with full access to IMF archives and staff, and reviewed by an independent editorial committee. An objective study of issues and events that are often controversial, the book skillfully interweaves the history of the IMF with that of world economic developments after the Second World War.

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