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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


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


The World Bank and Development

in The Political Economy of the World Bank: The Early Years

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804760652
eISBN:
9780804770798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760652.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter examines the early years of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), commonly known as the World Bank, in the 1940s and the 1950s. It explains that the IBRD was ... More


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


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