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Currency and State Power

Benjamin J. Cohen

in Back to Basics: State Power in a Contemporary World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199970087
eISBN:
9780199333295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199970087.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the effect of an international currency on state power. Emphasis is placed on disaggregating the concept of currency internationalization into the separate roles that an ... More


A Theory of Currency Policy Preferences

Jeffry A. Frieden

in Currency Politics: The Political Economy of Exchange Rate Policy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691173849
eISBN:
9781400865345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691173849.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter sets forth a theoretical framework for the analysis of the politics of exchange rates. It relies on three factors—international exposure, tradability, and pass-through—to explain as much ... More


Latin American Currency Policy, 1970–2010

Jeffry A. Frieden

in Currency Politics: The Political Economy of Exchange Rate Policy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691173849
eISBN:
9781400865345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691173849.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter gives an overview of Latin American currency policy since the collapse of the Bretton Woods monetary order in the early 1970s and provides a statistical analysis of exchange rate ... More


Introduction: The Political Economy of Currency Choice

Jeffry A. Frieden

in Currency Politics: The Political Economy of Exchange Rate Policy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691173849
eISBN:
9781400865345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691173849.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This introductory chapter begins with discussions of currency choices, currency trade-offs, politics of currency policy, currency policies in open and closed economies, and currency politics applied ... More


Markets and International Interest Rate Parity

SUK HUN LEE and A. G. MALLIARIS

in International Finance: A Survey

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199754656
eISBN:
9780199979462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754656.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, International

This chapter provides a general overview of the international markets for foreign exchange (FX) and FX derivatives as well as the theoretical relationships that tie these markets together with ... More


European Monetary Integration: From Bretton Woods to the Euro and Beyond

Jeffry A. Frieden

in Currency Politics: The Political Economy of Exchange Rate Policy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691173849
eISBN:
9781400865345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691173849.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter analyzes the process of European monetary integration, focusing on the decades that led up to the creation of the common currency. This is because this period is one in which, as in the ... More


The Politics of Exchange Rates: Implications and Extensions

Jeffry A. Frieden

in Currency Politics: The Political Economy of Exchange Rate Policy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691173849
eISBN:
9781400865345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691173849.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

The previous chapters provide an empirical evaluation of the theoretical propositions put forth in Chapter 1 about the expected policy preferences of economic groups in society. These investigations, ... More


Currency Politics: The Political Economy of Exchange Rate Policy

Jeffry A. Frieden

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691173849
eISBN:
9781400865345
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691173849.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

The exchange rate is the most important price in any economy, since it affects all other prices. Exchange rates are set, either directly or indirectly, by government policy. Exchange rates are also ... More


The United States: From Greenbacks to Gold, 1862–79

Jeffry A. Frieden

in Currency Politics: The Political Economy of Exchange Rate Policy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691173849
eISBN:
9781400865345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691173849.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter surveys US currency policy from the Civil War until the country returned to the gold standard in 1879. It shows that economic interests played a major role in the politics of US currency ... More


The Political Economy of Latin American Currency Crises

Jeffry A. Frieden

in Currency Politics: The Political Economy of Exchange Rate Policy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691173849
eISBN:
9781400865345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691173849.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter looks specifically at the political economy of currency crises. This requires attempting to answer questions such as, why do governments so often delay depreciations until it is too ... More


Conclusions

Jeffry A. Frieden

in Currency Politics: The Political Economy of Exchange Rate Policy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691173849
eISBN:
9781400865345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691173849.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter summarizes key findings. This book makes a simple theoretical argument about the distributional implications of exchange rate policy. It suggests that economic actors with important ... More


The United States: Silver Threats among the Gold, 1880–96

Jeffry A. Frieden

in Currency Politics: The Political Economy of Exchange Rate Policy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691173849
eISBN:
9781400865345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691173849.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter surveys US currency policy in the 1890s. The United States was on the gold standard from 1879 until 1933. For almost all that time, US currency policy was politically controversial. The ... More


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