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1 The Essence of Bretton Woods Monetary Cooperation

1 The Essence of Bretton Woods Monetary Cooperation »

Source: Economic Theory and Financial Policy : Selected Essays of Jacques J. Polak, 1994-2004

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 December 2004

ISBN: 9780765616142

Keywords: exchange rate, monetary fund, exchange rates, monetary system, capital movements

The Bretton Woods conference was one of a number of interallied conferences in the later part of World War II that led to the creation of a new international organization. Hot Springs produced the Food and A...

2 The International Monetary Issues of the Bretton Woods Era Are They Still Relevant?1

2 The International Monetary Issues of the Bretton Woods Era Are They Still Relevant?1 »

Source: Economic Theory and Financial Policy : Selected Essays of Jacques J. Polak, 1994-2004

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 December 2004

ISBN: 9780765616142

Keywords: exchange rate, monetary fund, exchange rates, monetary system, capital movements

1 Introduction The key question addressed in this chapter can be formulated as follows: do we revisit the intellectual battlefields of the 1960s and 1970s, merely to reminisce about...

3 Fifty Years of Exchange Rate Research and Policy at the International Monetary Fund

3 Fifty Years of Exchange Rate Research and Policy at the International Monetary Fund »

Source: Economic Theory and Financial Policy : Selected Essays of Jacques J. Polak, 1994-2004

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 December 2004

ISBN: 9780765616142

Keywords: exchange rate, monetary fund, exchange rates, monetary system, capital movements

In many places in the world, especially universities and research institutes, the economics of exchange rates are the object of intensive research; and in many other places—governments and central banks, pol...

4 The IMF and Its EMU Members

4 The IMF and Its EMU Members »

Source: Economic Theory and Financial Policy : Selected Essays of Jacques J. Polak, 1994-2004

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 December 2004

ISBN: 9780765616142

Keywords: exchange rate, monetary fund, exchange rates, monetary system, capital movements

The start of EMU in Europe will have a profound effect on the functioning of the international monetary system in general and on the International Monetary Fund in particular. The currencies of a number of m...

5 The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund A Changing Relationship

5 The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund A Changing Relationship »

Source: Economic Theory and Financial Policy : Selected Essays of Jacques J. Polak, 1994-2004

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 December 2004

ISBN: 9780765616142

Keywords: exchange rate, monetary fund, exchange rates, monetary system, capital movements

At their birth, John Maynard Keynes baptized the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank as the Bretton Woods twins. The epithet seemed apt: they were born at the same time and place, as offspri...

6 The Articles of Agreement of the IMF and the Liberalization of Capital Movements

6 The Articles of Agreement of the IMF and the Liberalization of Capital Movements »

Source: Economic Theory and Financial Policy : Selected Essays of Jacques J. Polak, 1994-2004

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 December 2004

ISBN: 9780765616142

Keywords: exchange rate, monetary fund, exchange rates, monetary system, capital movements

In its meeting on April 28, 1997, the Interim Committee of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) “agreed that the Fund’s Articles [of Agreement] should be amended to make the promotion of capital account lib...

7 Should the SDR Become the Sole Financing Technique for the IMF?

7 Should the SDR Become the Sole Financing Technique for the IMF? »

Source: Economic Theory and Financial Policy : Selected Essays of Jacques J. Polak, 1994-2004

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 December 2004

ISBN: 9780765616142

Keywords: exchange rate, monetary fund, exchange rates, monetary system, capital movements

Summary of Findings Analysis of the Fund’s simultaneous experience with two financing techniques for its credit operations—currencies for conditional, and SDRs for unconditional, cre...

8 Streamlining the Financial Structure of the International Monetary Fund

8 Streamlining the Financial Structure of the International Monetary Fund »

Source: Economic Theory and Financial Policy : Selected Essays of Jacques J. Polak, 1994-2004

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 December 2004

ISBN: 9780765616142

Keywords: exchange rate, monetary fund, exchange rates, monetary system, capital movements

1 Introduction In recent years, considerable progress has been made toward enhancing the transparency of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Most of the secrecy has been lifted fr...

9 International Liquidity and the Role of the SDR in the International Monetary System

9 International Liquidity and the Role of the SDR in the International Monetary System »

Source: Economic Theory and Financial Policy : Selected Essays of Jacques J. Polak, 1994-2004

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 December 2004

ISBN: 9780765616142

Keywords: exchange rate, monetary fund, exchange rates, monetary system, capital movements

The introduction in 1969 of the special drawing right (SDR), the reserve asset issued by the International Monetary Fund, was prompted by the desire to establish a mechanism for the deliberate creation of in...

10. The IMF Monetary Model at 40

10. The IMF Monetary Model at 40 »

Source: Economic Theory and Financial Policy : Selected Essays of Jacques J. Polak, 1994-2004

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 December 2004

ISBN: 9780765616142

Keywords: exchange rate, monetary fund, exchange rates, monetary system, capital movements

1. Origin of the Model From the day in 1947 that the Fund opened its doors for business, member countries came to it to seek credit when they encountered deficits in their balances o...