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Global imbalances and the lessons of Bretton Woods

Author: Barry J Eichengreen
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2007.
Series: Cairoli lecture series.
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"In Global Imbalances and the Lessons of Bretton Woods, Barry Eichengreen takes issue with the argument that today's international financial system is largely analogous to the Bretton Woods system of the period 1958 to 1973. Then, as now, it has been argued, the United States ran balance of payment deficits, provided international reserves to other countries, and acted as export market of last resort for the rest of
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Eichengreen, Barry J.
Global imbalances and the lessons of Bretton Woods.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)647574270
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Barry J Eichengreen
ISBN: 0262050846 9780262050845
OCLC Number: 65425987
Description: xiv, 187 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: 1. Global imbalances and the lessons of Bretton Woods --
2. The anatomy of the gold pool --
3. How to exit a currency peg : Japan and the end of the Bretton Woods system --
4. Sterling's past, dollar's future.
Series Title: Cairoli lecture series.
Responsibility: Barry Eichengreen.
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