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Architects of the International Financial System : Routledge International Studies in Money and Banking - Anthony M. Endres

Architects of the International Financial System

Routledge International Studies in Money and Banking

Hardcover Published: 20th January 2005
ISBN: 9780415324120
Number Of Pages: 272

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Who were the great thinkers on international finance in the mid-twentieth century? What did they propose should be done to create a stable international financial order for promoting world trade and economic growth?

This important book studies the ideas of some of the most innovative economists in the mid-twentieth century including three Nobel Laureates; great thinkers who helped shape the international financial system and the role of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

Covering the period from the late 1940s up until the collapse of the fixed US dollar-gold link in 1971, the impact of Hansen, Williams, Graham, Triffin, Simons, Viner, Friedman, Johnson, Mises, Rueff, Rist, Hayek, Heilperin and Ropke is assessed. This outstanding book will prove invaluable to students studying international economics, economic history and the history of economic thought.

Essential elements of a doctrinal approachp. 1
The Bretton Woods financial order - a distinctive economic doctrinep. 14
Alvin Hansen's Keynesian interpretation of Bretton Woodsp. 35
John Williams's 'key currency' alternative for the international financial orderp. 56
Frank Graham on international money and exchange ratesp. 79
Robert Triffin's supranational central bank : a plan to stabilize liquidityp. 102
A Chicagoan international financial orderp. 127
Reconstructing the international gold standard : European perspectivesp. 150
Salvaging the fixed exchange rate architecture : the ideas of Roy Harrod and Robert Mundellp. 176
The plurality of international financial architectures in the BW erap. 204
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ISBN: 9780415324120
ISBN-10: 0415324122
Series: Routledge International Studies in Money and Banking
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 20th January 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1