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IMF History (1966-1971) Volume 2
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Publications of the Fund, 1966–71

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International Monetary Fund
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February 1996
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The following is a list of the reports, documents, hooks, periodicals, pamphlets, and leaflets that the Fund made available to the general public in the years 1966–71. A complete listing of the Fund’s publications from 1946 through 1971 can be found in Catalogue of Publications, 1946–71, published by the Fund in 1972. For publications issued after 1971, see the listings in Annual Report of the Executive Directors.

Annual Report of the Executive Directors for the Fiscal Year Ended April 30. Selected portions published also in French (1966–67), German (1966–71), and Spanish (1966–67). Full Report (except index) published in French and Spanish (1968–71).

Report of the Executive Directors to the Board of Governors on the Fund’s activities, policies, organization, and administration, and on the world economy, prepared pursuant to Article XII, Section 7 (a), of the Articles of Agreement and Section 10 of the By-Laws.

Annual Report on Exchange Restrictions.

General review of exchange controls and restrictions in the world, plus descriptions of the exchange systems and related measures of all Fund members and most other countries, prepared pursuant to Article XIV, Section 4, of the Articles of Agreement.

Articles of Agreement of the International Monetary Fund. Adopted at the International Monetary and Financial Conference, Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, July 22, 1944. Entered into force December 27, 1945. Text as modified by the Proposed Amendment recommended by the Executive Directors April 16, 1968 and approved by the Board of Governors May 31, 1968…. (Cover title: Articles of Agreement of the International Monetary Fund as Modified by the Proposed Amendment.) [1968]. ix + 102 pp. Published also in French and Spanish.

Changes in, additions to, and deletions from the text of the original Articles as a result of the amendments that became effective July 28, 1969.

Articles of Agreement of the International Monetary Fund…. Amended effective July 28, 1969, by the modifications approved by the Board of Governors in Resolution No. 23–5, adopted May 31, 1968. [1969]. vii + 113 pp. Published also in French and Spanish.

Balance of Payments Concepts and Definitions. 1968. 2nd ed., 1969. iv + 46 pp. Published also in French and Spanish. (Pamphlet Series No. 10.)

A statement of the concepts and definitions employed in the Fund’s Balance of Payments Yearbook (see below).

Balance of Payments: Its Meaning and Uses, by Poul Høst-Madsen. 1967. iv + 24 pp. Published also in French, German, and Spanish. (Pamphlet Series No. 9.)

Balance of Payments Yearbook.

Vol. 17: 1960–64Vol. 19: 1962–66Vol. 21: 1964–68
Vol. 18: 1961–65Vol. 20: 1963–67Vol. 22: 1965–69
Published in both loose-leaf and bound editions.

Statistics in a standard form for countries that report information to the Fund on their payments transactions. Loose-leaf sections issued monthly. Provisional statements published as early as possible for each country and replaced later by tables giving final figures with regional details and explanatory notes. An analytic presentation also published for most countries.

By-Laws [and] Rules and Regulations. Irregular. 26th issue, Aug. 10, 1966; 30th issue, Mar. 20, 1972. Published also in French and Spanish beginning with the 28th issue.

Central Banking Legislation: A Collection of Central Bank, Monetary and Banking Laws. Statutes and related materials selected and annotated by Hans Aufricht. Vol. II, Europe. 1967. xxiv + 921 pp. (Monograph Series No. 4.)

Statutes and related materials for 17 countries in Europe: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Federal Republic of Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and Yugoslavia.

Compensatory Financing of Export Fluctuations—Developments in the Fund’s Facility; A Second Report by the International Monetary Fund on Compensatory Financing of the Fluctuations in Exports of Primary Producing Countries. 1966. 42 pp. Second printing, with minor editorial corrections, 1967. Published also in French and Spanish.

Report on the Fund’s review and development of the facility introduced in 1963.

The Cuban Insurance Cases and the Articles of the Fund, by Joseph Gold. 1966. vii + 53 pp. Published also in French and Spanish. (Pamphlet Series No. 8.)

Direction of Trade: A Supplement to International Financial Statistics. Monthly, with annual issue covering five consecutive years. Published jointly by the International Monetary Fund and International Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

Establishment of a Facility Based on Special Drawing Rights in the International Monetary Fund and Modifications in the Rules and Practices of the Fund: A Report by the Executive Directors to the Board of Governors Proposing Amendment of the Articles of Agreement. (Cover title: Proposed Amendment of Articles of Agreement; New Facility Based on Special Drawing Rights; Changes in Fund Rules and Practices: A Report by the Executive Directors to the Board of Governors.) 1968. vi + 80 pp. Published also in French and Spanish.

Finance and Development. Quarterly. Published jointly by the International Monetary Fund and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Published also in French, Spanish, and (beginning Sept. 1970) German. Annual issue of selected articles published in Portuguese in cooperation with the United Nations Information Center in Rio de Janeiro.

Primary purpose: to explain to the nontechnical reader the purposes and work of the Fund and the World Bank Group, and to discuss the wider economic and financial problems related to their work.

Financial Statements of the General Account and Special Drawing Account. Quarterly. Published under title Financial Statements until issue for quarter ended Jan. 31, 1970.

Issued in accordance with Article XII, Section 7 (a), of the Articles of Agreement.

The Financial Structure of the Fund, by Rudolf Kroc. 1965. 2nd ed., 1967. iv + 41 pp. Published also in French and Spanish. (Pamphlet Series No. 5.)

The Fund and Non-Member States: Some Legal Effects, by Joseph Gold. 1966. vii + 55 pp. Published also in French and Spanish. (Pamphlet Series No. 7.)

The Fund’s Concepts of Convertibility, by Joseph Gold. 1971. vi + 63 pp. Published also in French and Spanish. (Pamphlet Series No. 14.)

International Financial News Survey. Weekly.

A digest of economic news extracted from the world’s press and other published sources, and texts of all press releases issued by the Fund, selected speeches of the Managing Director and the Deputy Managing Director, and other information about the Fund.

International Financial Statistics. Monthly. Published also in trilingual edition (English, French, and Spanish). Annual supplements. See also Direction of Trade.

Data for most countries of the world on exchange rates, international reserves, money and banking, international trade, prices, production, government finance, interest rates, and other items, along with area and world aggregates and data on Fund operations. Comparable figures for earlier years and quarters in annual supplement.

The International Monetary Fund and Africa. [1970] and [1971]. 27 pp. Published also in French.

The International Monetary Fund and Latin America. [1971]. 33 pp. Published also in Spanish.

The International Monetary Fund, 1945–1965: Twenty Years of International Monetary Cooperation. Vol. I: Chronicle. By J. Keith Horsefield. 1969. xvii + 663 pp. Vol. II: Analysis. By Margaret G. de Vries and J. Keith Horsefield with the collaboration of Joseph Gold, Mary H. Gumbart, Gertrud Lovasy, and Emil G. Spitzer. 1969. xviii + 621 pp. Vol. Ill: Documents. Edited by J. Keith Horsefield. 1969. vii + 549 pp.

A history of the first twenty years of the Fund and of the events leading up to its establishment.

The International Monetary Fund: What It Is, What It Does. Leaflet. Irregular. Aug. 1966–July 1971. Variously published in English, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish. Aug. 1966 and Aug. 1967 published under title The International Monetary Fund: What It is, What It Does, How It Works.

International Reserves: Needs and Availability. 1970. xiv + 552 pp.

Papers and Proceedings of a Seminar on Questions Relating to International Reserve Needs and Availabilities, convened by the Fund at its headquarters in Washington, June 1–3, 1970. Scholars from various countries, as well as a number of Fund staff members, participated: Pekka Ahtiala, Victor Argy, Edward M. Bernstein, Richard E. Caves, Richard N. Cooper, Carlos F. Diaz-Alejandro, J. Marcus Fleming, C. Goedhart, Fred Hirsch, Harry G. Johnson, Wolfgang Kasper, Murray C. Kemp, Michael Kuczynski, Assar Lindbeck, Javier Márquez, Ronald I. McKinnon, Azizali F. Mohammed, Jürg Niehans, H.M.A. Onitiri, I.G. Patel, J.J. Polak, Rudolf R. Rhomberg, Walter S. Salant, Pascal Salin, Claudio Segré, Egon Sohmen, Masahiro Tatemoto, Robert Triffin, Xenophon Zolotas.

Interpretation by the Fund, by Joseph Gold. 1968. vii + 68 pp. Published also in French and Spanish. (Pamphlet Series No. 11.)

Introduction to Special Drawing Rights. Sept. 1969. 10 pp. Rev. ed., Mar. 1970. 10 pp. Rev. ed., Apr. 1971. 11 pp. All 4” × 9”. Published also in French (1969 and 1971), German (1971), Spanish (1969 and 1971), and Japanese (1970).

A summary explanation in nontechnical language of the SDR mechanism.

The Problem of Stabilization of Prices of Primary Products.

A Joint Staff Study (Part I). 1969. viii + 171 pp. Published also in French and Spanish.

Prepared jointly by the staffs of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the International Monetary Fund in response to parallel resolutions adopted by the Boards of Governors of the Bank and the Fund on September 29, 1967. Submitted to the respective Boards of Governors on September 12, 1968 but not formally published until 1969, when reports by each institution were also published (see below).

Report of the Executive Directors [and] Scope for Action by the Fund (Part II of a Staff Study). 1969. 29 pp. Published also in French and Spanish.

A report by the Executive Directors to the Board of Governors of the Fund, together with a decision of the Executive Directors, and a second report by the staff of the Fund on its study of the problem; published in response to a resolution adopted by the Board of Governors on October 4, 1968. (The Bank also published a Part II of this study, entitled Stabilization of Prices of Primary Products. Part II: Report of the Executive Directors of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development with a List of Staff Papers and a Report by the Bank Staff. 1969. 16 pp.)

The Reform of the Fund, by Joseph Gold. 1969. viii + 75 pp. Published also in French and Spanish. (Pamphlet Series No. 12).

A Report to the Board of Governors of the International Monetary Fund Containing the Managing Director’s Proposal on the Allocation of Special Drawing Rights for the First Basic Period. (Cover title: Allocation of Special Drawing Rights for the First Basic Period: Proposal by the Managing Director, International Monetary Fund.) 1969. vii + 24 pp. Published also in French and Spanish.

The Role of Exchange Rates in the Adjustment of International Payments: A Report by the Executive Directors. Part I, Review and Analysis; Part II, Implications for Policy. 1970. v + 78 pp. Published also in French and Spanish.

Schedule of Par Values. Irregular. 41st issue, Feb. 15, 1966; 51st issue, Mar. 15, 1971.

Selected Decisions of the Executive Directors and Selected Documents. 4th issue, Apr. 1, 1970; 5th issue, July 10, 1971; 6th issue, Sept. 30, 1972 (published under title Selected Decisions of the International Monetary Fund and Selected Documents). Sixth issue published also in French and Spanish.

The selected documents published were (1) Board of Governors Resolution on Allocation of Special Drawing Rights for the First Basic Period (4th and 5th issues); (2) Agreement Between the United Nations and the International Monetary Fund (4th, 5th, and 6th issues); and (3) United Nations Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the Specialized Agencies, and Annex V, and List of Countries Which Have Accepted the Convention with Respect to the Fund (4th, 5th, and 6th issues).

Some Reflections on the Nature of Special Drawings Rights, by J. J. Polak. 1971. iv + 28 pp. Published also in French and Spanish. (Pamphlet Series No. 16.)

Special Drawing Rights, by Joseph Gold. 1969. viii + 56 pp. 2nd ed. with subtitle Character and Use. 1970. ix + 91 pp. Published also in French and Spanish. (Pamphlet Series No. 13.)

Special Drawing Rights: The Role of Language. 1971. v + 25 pp. Published also in French and Spanish. (Pamphlet Series No. 15.)

Staff Papers. Three numbers constitute a volume. Summaries in French and Spanish included in each issue.

Studies on monetary and financial problems prepared by members of the Fund staff and, at intervals, a bibliography on the Fund.

The Stand-By Arrangements of the International Monetary Fund: A Commentary on Their Formal, Legal, and Financial Aspects, by Joseph Gold. 1970. xii + 295 pp.

A description by the General Counsel of the Fund of the relation of the stand-by arrangement to the law and policies governing use of the Fund’s financial resources, together with a set of hypothetical stand-by documents.

Summary Proceedings of the … Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors.

Addresses by the Chairman of the Board of Governors and by the Managing Director; messages on behalf of the host Government; statements by the delegates; resolutions adopted during the meeting and by mail or cable vote since the preceding meeting; reports of committees and other documents relating to the agenda, the conduct of the meetings, and elections of Executive Directors; and lists of delegates and observers.

Surveys of African Economies. Vol. 1: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo (Brazzaville), and Gabon. 1968. xxiv + 365 pp. Vol. 2: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Somalia. 1969. xxiv + 448 pp. Vol. 3: Dahomey, Ivory Coast, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Togo, and Upper Volta. 1970. xxxviii + 786 pp. Vol. 4: Democratic Republic of Congo, Malagasy Republic, Malawi, Mauritius, and Zambia. 1971. xxvi + 477 pp. Published also in French.

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