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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


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