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Ideology and the International Economy

The Decline and Fall of Bretton Woods

  • Robert Leeson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Introduction

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      Pages 1-4
  3. The intellectual and Institutional Framework

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
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      Pages 7-15
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  4. The Academic Process: from the 1940s to the Friedman and Nixon Presidencies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
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  5. The Policy Process: 1968–71

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      Pages 61-61
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  6. Friedman and the Policy Revolution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
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  7. End Game

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      Pages 165-165
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 189-242

About this book

Introduction

For twenty-five years, the International Monetary Fund administered a worldwide system of fixed exchange rates until their system was destroyed by a combination of market forces and those who advocated market forces. The first destructive element has been extensively analyzed; the second has hitherto been almost completely ignored. Robert Leeson examines the process by which the case for flexible exchange rates was transformed from an academic exercise to become the organizing principle for international monetary relations.

Keywords

Bretton Woods exchange rates trade

Authors and affiliations

  • Robert Leeson
    • 1
  1. 1.Murdoch UniversityAustralia

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