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International Economic Co-Operation and the World Bank - Robert W. Oliver

International Economic Co-Operation and the World Bank

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On December 14, 1945, the House of Commons voted 314 to 50 to ratify the Agreements negotiated at Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, nearly a year and a half earlier. Lord Keynes had returned from Washington to defend the Fund and the Bank, of which he and Harry White were the principal authors, as well as to justify an American loan to Britain - following President Harry S. Truman's abrupt postwar decision to terminate all land-lease assistance to its wartime allies, an event which induced the Conservative MP Robert Boothby, to declare: 'This is our economic Munich'. Today, fifty years later, virtually all the governments of the world have become members, and the capital subscriptions have increased many fold. But questions have arisen. Perhaps the Fund and the Bank should be merged. Some argue that fifty years are enough, at least for the Bank. Others believe that, while expansion should continue, the emphasis should be redirected toward the alleviation of poverty in Africa and southern Asia. This is an account of the historic events of the interwar years and after. It is also a story about the liberal philosophies of the political economists, primarily British and American, who produced two of the great international institutions of our time.

Foreword
Introduction to the Reissue
Introduction
Reconstruction, Recovery, and Collapse, 1919-1933p. 1
Proposals for International Economic Co-operation, 1919-1933p. 27
Overseas Investments, 1919-1933p. 59
A New American Foreign Economic Policyp. 79
American Postwar Planning for Reconstruction and Developmentp. 100
The Clearing Union and Early Discussions of the Bank Planp. 128
Negotiations before Bretton Woodsp. 153
Bretton Woodsp. 182
The Ratification and Inauguration of the Bankp. 211
The Articles of Agreement and the Working Bankp. 251
App. A. Suggesting Plan for a United and Associated Nations Stabilization Fund and a Bank for Reconstruction and Development of the Untied and Associated Nations, April, 1942p. 279
App. B. Bank Loans Classified by Purpose and Area, June 30, 1962. International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, 1961-1962, Seventeenth Annual Reportp. 323
App. C. Bank and IDA Lending Operations by Major Purpose and Area. World Bank, International Development Association, Annual Report, 1972p. 324
Referencesp. 327
Bibliographyp. 395
Indexp. 413
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ISBN: 9780333661161
ISBN-10: 0333661168
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 421
Published: 2nd July 1996
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.3 x 14.5  x 3.8
Weight (kg): 0.72
Edition Number: 10