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American in the Shadows

American in the Shadows »

Source: American in the Shadows : Harry Dexter White and the Design of the International Monetary Fund

Volume/Issue: 2006/6

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): James Boughton

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2006

ISBN: 9781451862669

Keywords: Harry Dexter White, exchange regimes, gold, silver, monetary fund, monetary system, History of Thought: Individuals, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, White, Harry Dexter,

Two economists designed the main features of the charter of the IMF during World War II: John Maynard Keynes and Harry Dexter White. Several of those features are attributable primarily to White, including the adop...

Asymmetry in the ERM

Asymmetry in the ERM »

Source: Asymmetry in the ERM : A Case Study of French and German Interest Rates Since Basle-Nyborg

Volume/Issue: 1992/96

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): W. Perraudin , and E. Gardner

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 1992

ISBN: 9781451949988

Keywords: standard errors, monetary policy, covariance, monetary system

We study empirically daily French and German interest rate changes since the Basle-Nyborg agreement of September 1987. In particular, we ask whether the shock associated with German unification altered the degree o...

European Policy Convergence and the EMS

European Policy Convergence and the EMS »

Source: European Policy Convergence and the EMS

Volume/Issue: 1990/104

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 1990

ISBN: 9781451947809

Keywords: exchange rates, exchange rate, money supply, monetary system, european monetary system

In this paper we analyze the degree of policy convergence of EMS member countries relative to that of some non-EMS countries. Interestingly, we find convergence for the nominal and real exchange rates and money sup...

France and the Breakdown of the Bretton Woods International Monetary System

France and the Breakdown of the Bretton Woods International Monetary System »

Source: France and the Breakdown of the Bretton Woods International Monetary System

Volume/Issue: 1994/128

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Dominique Simard , Michael Bordo , and Eugene White

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 1994

ISBN: 9781451935363

Keywords: monetary system, international monetary system, balance of payments, gold reserves

The IMF Working Papers series is designed to make IMF staff research available to a wide audience. Almost 300 Working Papers are released each year, covering a wide range of theoretical and analytical topics, inclu...

From Suez to Tequila

From Suez to Tequila »

Source: From Suez to Tequila : The IMF As Crisis Manager

Volume/Issue: 1997/90

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): James Boughton

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 1997

ISBN: 9781451952001

Keywords: IMF, financial crises, crisis management, international monetary system, financial history, current account, capital outflows, debt crisis, balance of payments, capital market

The IMF was established in 1944 in part to “give confidence” to member countries by providing short-term credits. Although the intention was that the availability of the Fund’s resources should...

The "Hard" SDR

The "Hard" SDR »

Source: The "Hard" SDR : An Exploratory Analysis

Volume/Issue: 1994/25

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Subhash Thakur

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 1994

ISBN: 9781451920796

Keywords: inflation, monetary fund, real value, monetary system, money supply

There has been considerable interest in recent years in the possibility of hardening the SDR, motivated by the desire for an international yardstick of monetary stability. This paper explores various ideas aimed at...

The IMF and the force of History

The IMF and the force of History »

Source: The IMF and the force of History : Ten Events and Ten Ideas that Have Shaped the Institution

Volume/Issue: 2004/75

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): James Boughton

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2004

ISBN: 9781451849769

Keywords: postwar economic history, international financial institutions, monetary fund, inflation, monetary policy, international monetary system, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, Economic History: Financial Markets and Institutions: General, International, or Comparative,

The International Monetary Fund was designed during World War II by men whose worldview had been shaped by the Great War and the Great Depression. Their views on how the postwar international monetary system should...

A Model of the Bimetallic System

A Model of the Bimetallic System »

Volume/Issue: 1995/144

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): S. Oppers

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1995

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451856392.001

ISBN: 9781451856392

Keywords: silver, monetary system, central bank

This paper formalizes Irving Fisher’s century-old model of bimetallism and adds the important “disequilibrium” dynamics to deal with the long periods during which bimetallic countries were on e...

American in the Shadows
			: Harry Dexter White and the Design of the International Monetary Fund

American in the Shadows : Harry Dexter White and the Design of the International Monetary Fund »

Volume/Issue: 2006/6

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): James Boughton

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451862669.001

ISBN: 9781451862669

Keywords: Harry Dexter White, exchange regimes, gold, silver, monetary fund, monetary system, History of Thought: Individuals, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, White, Harry Dexter,

Two economists designed the main features of the charter of the IMF during World War II: John Maynard Keynes and Harry Dexter White. Several of those features are attributable primarily to White, including the adop...

Asymmetry in the ERM
			: A Case Study of French and German Interest Rates Since Basle-Nyborg

Asymmetry in the ERM : A Case Study of French and German Interest Rates Since Basle-Nyborg »

Volume/Issue: 1992/96

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): W. Perraudin , and E. Gardner

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 1992

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451949988.001

ISBN: 9781451949988

Keywords: standard errors, monetary policy, covariance, monetary system

We study empirically daily French and German interest rate changes since the Basle-Nyborg agreement of September 1987. In particular, we ask whether the shock associated with German unification altered the degree o...