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Managing Systemic Risk: The Rationale for International Financial Regulation

Kern Alexander, Rahul Dhumale, and John Eatwell

in Global Governance of Financial Systems: The International Regulation of Systemic Risk

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195166989
eISBN:
9780199783861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195166989.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter discusses the nature of systemic risk in the international financial system and the dilemmas that face national regulators who seek to protect their economies from the ravages of ... More


Bretton Woods and the Debate about Development

Harold James

in Finance, Development, and the IMF

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199239863
eISBN:
9780191716805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239863.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines the evolution since the Bretton Woods conference of the IMF's approach to problems of low income countries. In particular, it seeks to locate that approach within the debate ... More


Reforming the International Financial System for Development

Jomo Kwame Sundaram (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157643
eISBN:
9780231527279
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157643.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The 1944 Bretton Woods conference created new institutions for international economic governance. Though flawed, the system led to a golden age in postwar reconstruction, sustained economic growth, ... More


Cross-Border Tax Evasion and Bretton Woods II1

David Spencer

in Reforming the International Financial System for Development

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157643
eISBN:
9780231527279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157643.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter calls for significantly enhanced international tax cooperation, not only to enhance economic justice, but also to enhance fiscal space, especially in developing countries. The current ... More


Contemporary Reform of Global Financial Governance: Implications of and lessons from the past

Eric Helleiner

in Reforming the International Financial System for Development

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157643
eISBN:
9780231527279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157643.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter argues for more creative and ambitious thinking about international financial reform in light of the ongoing global financial crisis that began in 2007. The 1944 Bretton Woods conference ... More


From World Banker to World Venture Capitalist: U.S. External Adjustment and the Exorbitant Privilege

Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas and Hélène Rey

in G7 Current Account Imbalances: Sustainability and Adjustment

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226107264
eISBN:
9780226107288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226107288.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter investigates the historical evolution of U.S. external assets and liabilities at market value since 1952. It shows strong evidence of a sizeable excess return of gross assets over gross ... More


Current Account Reversals: Always a Problem?

Muge Adalet and Barry Eichengreen

in G7 Current Account Imbalances: Sustainability and Adjustment

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226107264
eISBN:
9780226107288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226107288.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter evaluates the frequency, magnitude, and effects of current account reversals in the gold standard era (1880–1914), the interwar period (1919–1939), Bretton Woods (1945–1970), and the ... More


Exchange Rates and Nominal Interest Rates

Harold L. Cole

in Finance and Financial Intermediation: A Modern Treatment of Money, Credit, and Banking

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190941697
eISBN:
9780190949068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190941697.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Financial Economics

This chapter discusses exchanges and the different types of exchange rate regimes. It describes how exchange rates impact on real exchange rates, and how movements in the real exchange rate are ... More


Managing Flexibility: 1971–90

Shinji Takagi

in Conquering the Fear of Freedom: Japanese Exchange Rate Policy since 1945

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780198714651
eISBN:
9780191782893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714651.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Chapter 4 reviews how Japanese authorities managed the flexible exchange rate for the yen in response to external and domestic developments. In particular, the chapter discusses policy actions taken ... More


Capital Controls: The Emergency Brakes

Louçã Francisco and Ash Michael

in Shadow Networks: Financial Disorder and the System that Caused Crisis

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198828211
eISBN:
9780191866883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198828211.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Financial Economics

Chapter 10 relates the fall and rise and fall of international capital mobility, a centerpiece of neoliberal policy. Immediately after World War II, the Bretton Woods System established fixed ... More


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