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Was the Dollar’s Global Role Undermined?

Eric Helleiner

in The Status Quo Crisis: Global Financial Governance After the 2008 Meltdown

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199973637
eISBN:
9780190203207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199973637.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Despite predictions that the dollar’s key currency status would be challenged by the 2008 financial crisis, there has in fact been very little change in the greenback’s international role. ... More


From GATT to the WTO

Petros C. Mavroidis

in The Regulation of International Trade: GATT

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262029841
eISBN:
9780262333894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029841.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter begins with a review of the history of the multilateral trade order starting with Bretton Woods and the negotiating record in order to understand the intentions of the framers. The ... More


The United States Invents Its Own ILLR, 1961–1962

Daniel McDowell

in Brother, Can You Spare a Billion?: The United States, the IMF, and the International Lender of Last Resort

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190605766
eISBN:
9780190609504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190605766.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy, International Relations and Politics

In the early 1960s, due to eased restrictions on international capital flows, money was leaving the United States for offshore financial markets in Europe. Consequently, the US dollar became ... More


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