THE ADEQUACY OF MONETARY RESERVES

Abstract

THE ADEQUACY OF MONETARY RESERVES

CONTENTS

  • THE ADEQUACY OF MONETARY RESERVES

  • ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND FINANCIAL STABILITY

    • Felipe Pazos

  • THE USE OF SPECIAL EXCHANGE RATES FOR TRANSACTIONS WITH FOREIGN COMPANIES

    • W. John R. Woodley

  • SHORT-RUN FLUCTUATIONS IN U. S. IMPORTS OF RAW MATERIALS, 1928–39 AND 1947–52

    • G. Lovasy and H. K. Zassenhaus

  • THE FUND AGREEMENT IN THE COURTS—III

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STAFF PAPERS

Allan G.B. Fisher, Editor

Dorothy Wescott, Assistant Editor

Editorial Committee

Allan G. B. Fisher, Chairman

Joergen H. Gelting

Charles L. Merwin, Jr.

Henry C. Murphy

Brian Rose

Ugo Sacchetti

From the Foreword to the first issue:

“Among the responsibilities of the International Monetary Fund, as set forth in the Articles of Agreement, is the obligation to ‘act as a center for the collection and exchange of information on monetary and financial problems,’ and thereby to facilitate ‘the preparation of studies designed to assist members in developing policies which further the purposes of the Fund.’ The publications of the Fund are one way in which this responsibility is discharged.

“Through the publication of Staff Papers, the Fund is making available some of the work of members of its staff. The Fund believes that these papers will be found helpful by Government officials, by professional economists, and by others concerned with monetary and financial problems. Much of what is now presented is quite provisional. On some international monetary problems, final and definitive views are scarcely to be expected in the near future, and several alternative, or even conflicting, approaches may profitably be explored. The views presented in these papers are not, therefore, to be interpreted as necessarily indicating the position of the Executive Board or of the officials of the Fund.”

The authors of the papers in this issue have received considerable assistance from their colleagues on the staff of the Fund. This general statement of indebtedness may be accepted in place of a detailed list of acknowledgments.

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INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

STAFF PAPERS

Vol. III

October 1953

No. 2