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Do Economic Trends Unite or Divide the Two Sides of the Atlantic?

David P. Calleo

in Just Another Major Crisis?: The United States and Europe since 2000

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199552030
eISBN:
9780191720291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199552030.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, European Union

In recent years it has often been affirmed that economic disputes have been driving the United States and the European Union apart. This chapter discusses this view and argues that, while many ... More


The Joy of Flux: What Europe May Learn from North America's Preference for National Currency Sovereignty

Stephen Clarkson

in After the Euro: Shaping Institutions for Governance in the Wake of European Monetary Union

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296393
eISBN:
9780191599002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296398.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

NAFTA has not followed the EU in developing a single currency. The author analyses the case for and against a potential US dollar union from a Canadian perspective, explaining a preference for ... More


America's Interest in Dollarization

Benjamin J. Cohen

in Monetary Unions and Hard Pegs: Effects on Trade, Financial Development, and Stability

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199271405
eISBN:
9780191601200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199271402.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

This chapter examines the US interest in dollarization. Formal adoption of the US dollar by other governments creates both opportunities and risks for the United States, political as well as ... More


Are there discontinuities in financial prices?

Neil Shephard

in Celebrating Statistics: Papers in honour of Sir David Cox on his 80th birthday

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198566540
eISBN:
9780191718038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566540.003.0012
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics

This chapter explores whether there are discontinuities in financial price processes using daily data on the Japanese yen and United States dollar. It opens with a brief description of the data, ... More


Speculations about the Speculation against the Hong Kong Dollar

David T. Beers and Neil Wallace

in Rational Expectations and Inflation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158709
eISBN:
9781400847648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158709.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter examines the recent substantial depreciation of the Hong Kong dollar. From 1974 until October 1983, Hong Kong's officially professed monetary policy allowed both the quantity and the ... More


Failed Generosity

Christian Smith, Michael O. Emerson, and Patricia Snell

in Passing the Plate: Why American Christians Don't Give Away More Money

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195337112
eISBN:
9780199868414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337112.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines various data sources on charitable giving in the United States to establish six crucial facts about the giving of American Christians. These are that at least one out of five ... More


The SDR and the US international monetary policy process

Christopher M.D. Wilkie

in Special Drawing Rights (SDRs): The First International Money

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199606467
eISBN:
9780191731648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606467.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Delving further into US policy determination provides other clues as to why SDRs became marginalized in the late 1970s and 1980s. For instance, US international monetary policy determination was ... More


The Dollar and the World Economic Conference

Barry Eichengreen

in Golden Fetters: The Gold Standard and the Great Depression, 1919-1939

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195101133
eISBN:
9780199869626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195101138.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter analyzes the critical period in the spring of 1933 when American policy was reversed and the dollar devalued. Roosevelt's abandonment of gold coincided with the World Economic ... More


The Natural Real Exchange Rate of the United States Dollar, and Determinants of Capital Flows

Jerome L. Stein

in Fundamental Determinants of Exchange Rates

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293064
eISBN:
9780191596940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293062.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, International

To what extent has the real exchange rate of the US dollar been as stable as is justified by the ”fundamentals” – fiscal policy, private saving ratio, productivity, rate of return on investment, real ... More


Currency Areas, Exchange Rate Systems, and International Monetary Reform

Robert Mundell

in The Dollarization Debate

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195155358
eISBN:
9780199832989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195155351.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter opens with a discussion on the dollar’s position as the world’s pre-eminent currency. It builds a case for currency unions by advocating monetary rules, suggesting that currency and free ... More


Retirement Saving: Myopia and Self‐Control

Hersh Shefrin

in Beyond Greed and Fear: Understanding Behavioral Finance and the Psychology of Investing

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195161212
eISBN:
9780199832996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195161211.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

A great many people find that they lack the foresight and self‐control necessary to save adequately for retirement. But the spectrum is wide. Some people learn the keys to successful retirement ... More


The Problem of Dollar Encroachment in Emerging Markets

Ronald I. McKinnon

in The Dollarization Debate

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195155358
eISBN:
9780199832989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195155351.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter examines the monetary and exchange rate policies of Canada, Latin America, and East Asia toward the dollar. The central role of the dollar in international finance has the potential to ... More


A Post-American World?

Ho-fung Hung

in The China Boom: Why China Will Not Rule the World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231164184
eISBN:
9780231540223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164184.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

China has been addicted to US Treasuries and is financing the US lasting global power, defying the common conception that China is displacing US global leadership. China's geopolitical influence is ... More


To Embrace Creation

Laura M. Hartman

in The Christian Consumer: Living Faithfully in a Fragile World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199746422
eISBN:
9780199918751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746422.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

In contrast with the ascetic strain of Christianity, some Christians suggest that proper consumption should be joyful and celebratory. On this view, Christians ought to embrace God's gifts with ... More


EMU and the Developing Countries

Benjamin J. Cohen

in The Impact of EMU on Europe and the Developing Countries

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199245314
eISBN:
9780191697449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245314.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses the implications of Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) for developing countries, which are political as well as economic. In economic terms, economies in the developing world ... More


“Les Anglo-Saxons”: The United States

Norman Birnbaum

in After Progress: American Social Reform and European Socialism in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195158595
eISBN:
9780199849352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195158595.003.0010
Subject:
History, Political History

In no other industrial democracy are inequalities in income and wealth as pronounced as they are in the United States. At the same time, the United States is a democracy of manners. Traditions of ... More


Macroeconomics in Times of Liquidity Crises: Searching for Economic Essentials

Guillermo A. Calvo

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262035415
eISBN:
9780262336017
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035415.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

The book claims that liquidity issues are at the heart of recent financial crises, and their analysis helps to explain phenomena that are alien to mainstream macroeconomic models. To make this point, ... More


Dollar Diplomacy by Force: Nation-Building and Resistance in the Dominican Republic

Ellen D. Tillman

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469626956
eISBN:
9781469628127
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626956.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

The U.S. policy of “Dollar Diplomacy” was designed to replace “dollars for bullets,” to guarantee economic and political stability in the Caribbean without intrusive and increasingly controversial ... More


Rethinking Colonial Institutions, Standards, Life Styles and Experiences

David Faure

in Hong Kong Mobile: Making a Global Population

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099180
eISBN:
9789882206984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099180.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Cultural capital develops within particular institutional environments. This chapter shows that a historical approach gives a more-nuanced and less-politically charged view of the colonial ... More


Divergent Views on the Coming Dollar Crisis

J. Bradford DeLong

in The Economists' Voice: Top Economists Take On Today's Problems

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231143653
eISBN:
9780231527866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231143653.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter sets out the two contrasting views among economists on the likely consequences of America's huge current account deficit. Domestically oriented macroeconomists see a forthcoming fall in ... More


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