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Special drawing rights : the first international money

Author: Christopher Wilkie
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Following the Rio Agreement in 1967, the birth of the Special Drawing Right (SDR) was widely heralded as the first step towards a world international money. The SDR's intended purpose, though, was more modest: to help salvage the prevailing international monetary system which had evolved since Bretton Woods. This volume examines the relatively recent and important history of SDRs--what they are, where they came  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Wilkie
ISBN: 9780199606467 0199606463
OCLC Number: 751732384
Description: xxiv, 297 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The genesis of SDRs and the limitations of the Rio agreement --
SDRs in the transition from Bretton Woods monetary arrangements --
The influence of US and European policy on the SDR under post-Bretton Woods arrangements --
The SDR and the US international monetary policy process --
SDRs and the negotiation of the second amendment to the fund's articles of agreement --
SDRs after the second amendment --
Responsibility: by Christopher Wilkie.


Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) have recently re-emerged as a potential source of support and stability for the world economy, and this volume looks at the history of SDRs as well as the changing roles  Read more...


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