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Monetary History between Law and Economics

David Fox, François R. Velde, and Wolfgang Ernst

in Money in the Western Legal Tradition: Middle Ages to Bretton Woods

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198704744
eISBN:
9780191774041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198704744.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This introductory chapter presents an overview of the entire text and defines its scope. The text aims to explain the main doctrinal developments in the legal history of money in the European civil ... More


Putting the ‘System’ in the International Monetary System

Michael Bordo and Angela Redish

in Money in the Western Legal Tradition: Middle Ages to Bretton Woods

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198704744
eISBN:
9780191774041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198704744.003.0027
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter traces the evolution of the International Monetary System (IMS) from the early nineteenth century to the present. In the 1850s, the unit of account in each of the major powers was tied ... More


The Bretton Woods System: Design and Operation

Peter Kugler

in Money in the Western Legal Tradition: Middle Ages to Bretton Woods

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198704744
eISBN:
9780191774041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198704744.003.0028
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The System designed at the conference at Bretton Woods in July 1944 (BWS) was the first full attempt to establish an international monetary system with fixed but adjustable exchange rates based on an ... More


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