A Retrospective on the Bretton Woods System: Lessons for International Monetary Reform

Michael D. Bordo and Barry Eichengreen, editors

Conference held October 3-6, 1991
Published in January 1993 by University of Chicago Press
© 1993 by the National Bureau of Economic Research

NBER Program(s):DAE, ME

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688 pp. pages
ISBN: 0-226-06587-1

Table of Contents

Front matter, A Retrospective on the Bretton Woods System: Michael D. Bordo, Barry Eichengreen (p. -16 - 0) (bibliographic info) (download)
I Overviews and Origins: (p. 1 - 2) (bibliographic info) (download)
1. The Bretton Woods International Monetary System: A Historical Overview: Michael D. Bordo (p. 3 - 108) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
2. Bretton Woods and Its Precursors: Rules versus Discretion in the History of International Monetary Regimes: Alberto Giovannini (p. 109 - 154) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
3. The Political Origins of Bretton Woods : G. John Ikenberry (p. 155 - 198) (bibliographic info) (download)
II Bretton Woods in Operation: (p. 199 - 200) (bibliographic info) (download)
4. The Adjustment Mechanism: Maurice Obstfeld (p. 201 - 268) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
5. The Provision of Liquidity in the Bretton Woods System: Hans Genberg, Alexander Swoboda (p. 269 - 316) (bibliographic info) (download)
6. International Transmission under Bretton Woods: Alan C. Stockman (p. 317 - 356) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
7. The Role of International Organizations in the Bretton Woods System: Kathryn M.E. Dominguez (p. 357 - 404) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
8. Devaluation Controversies in the Developing Countries: Lessons from the Bretton Woods Era: Sebastian Edwards, Julio Santaella (p. 405 - 460) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
9. The Collapse of the Bretton Woods Fixed Exchange Rate System: Peter M. Garber (p. 461 - 494) (bibliographic info) (download)
10. Panel Session I: Retrospectives: Michael Mussa, chair, Edward M. Bernstein, W. Max Corden, Robert Solomon (p. 495 - 512) (bibliographic info) (download)
III The Legacy of Bretton Woods: (p. 513 - 514) (bibliographic info) (download)
11. Interest Differentials under Bretton Woods and the Post-Bretton Woods Float: The Effects of Capital Controls and Exchange Risk: Richard C. Marston (p. 515 - 546) (bibliographic info) (download)
12. Attitudes toward Inflation and the Viability of Fixed Exchange Rates: Evidence from the EMS: Susan M. Collins, Francesco Giavazzi (p. 547 - 586) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
13. Panel Session II: Implications for International Monetary Reform: Barry Eichengreen, C. Fred Bergsten, Stanley Fischer (p. 587 - 618) (bibliographic info) (download)
IV Conclusion: (p. 619 - 620) (bibliographic info) (download)
14. Epilogue: Three Perspectives on the Bretton Woods System: Barry Eichengreen (p. 621 - 658) (bibliographic info) (download)
List of Contributors, Indexes: Michael D. Bordo, Barry Eichengreen (p. 659 - 676) (bibliographic info) (download)
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