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  • European Banks and the Rise of International Financeby Carlo Edoardo Altamura

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    The banking and financial sector has expanded dramatically in the last forty years, and the consequences of this accelerated growth have been felt by people around the world. European Banks and the Rise of International Finance examines the historical origins of the financialised world we live in by analysing the transformations in world finance... more...

  • The People's Moneyby Paola Subacchi

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 34.99

    Many of the world’s major economies boast dominant international currencies. Not so for China. Its renminbi has lagged far behind the pound, the euro, and the dollar in global circulationand for good reason. China has long privileged economic policies that have fueled development at the expense of the renminbi’s growth, and it has become clear that... more...

  • International Monetary Cooperationby C. Fred Bergsten

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 19.99

    In September 1985, emissaries of the world's five leading industrial nationsthe United States, Britain, France, Germany, and Japansecretly gathered at the Plaza Hotel in New York City and unveiled an unprecedented effort to correct the largest set of current account and exchange rate imbalances that had ever threatened the world economy. The Plaza... more...

  • Managing The Euro Area Debt Crisisby William R Cline

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 9.99

    First came the financial and debt crisis in Greece, then government financing difficulties and rescue programs in Ireland in 2010 and Portugal in 2011. Before long, Italy and Spain were engulfed by financial contagion as well. Finally in 2012, the European Central Bank pledged to do "whatever it takes" to preserve the euro area with purchases of government... more...

  • Inside The Euro Crisisby Simeon Djankov

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    In mid-2009 Simeon Djankov, who had dealt with a variety of economic and financial crises as chief economist for finance and private sector development at the World Bank, was suddenly thrust into the job of finance minister of his native Bulgaria. For nearly four years in that post, he attended more than 40 meetings of European finance ministers and... more...

  • Controlling Currency Mismatches in Emerging Marketsby Morris Goldstein; Philip Turner

    Columbia University Press 2004; US$ 9.99

    In most of the currency crises of the 1990s, the largest output falls have occurred in those emerging economies with large currency mismatches, a phenomenon that occurs when assets and liabilities are denominated in different currencies such that net worth is sensitive to changes in the exchange rate. Currency mismatching makes crisis management much... more...

  • Reference Rates and the International Monetary Systemby John Williamson

    Columbia University Press 2007; US$ 9.99

    Growing global imbalances threaten to induce a collapse of the dollar, which could in turn produce a severe recession in the rest of the world. This crisis could force countries to say "never again" and search for a system to prevent similar disasters. The system that could do so is a reference rate systemwhere countries' authorities are forbidden... more...

  • Inflation Targeting in the World Economyby Edwin M Truman

    Columbia University Press 2003; US$ 9.99

    This study reviews the literature on the contribution of low inflation to economic growth and the subsequent widespread adoption of inflation targeting as a monetary policy framework. Edwin Truman addresses the challenges and risks associated with such a framework. Building on these foundations, the study focuses on two major international economic... more...

  • Dollar Overvaluation and the World Economyby C. Fred Bergsten; John Williamson

    Columbia University Press 2003; US$ 9.99

    The dollar rose by about 35 percent in real terms from 1995 through the end of 2001, supporting the booming US economy of the late 1990s but pushing the current account deficit to a record high of almost 5 percent of GDP. This special report provides alternative views of how large a dollar depreciation would be needed to restore a sustainable position... more...

  • Western Empires, Christianity and the Inequalities between the West and the Restby Sampie Terreblanche

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2014; US$ 10.00

    The acute problem of inequality in the world was brought centre stage by the sensational appearance of French economist Thomas Piketty's bestselling book Capital in the Twenty-first Century. In Western Empires, Christianity, and the Inequalities between the West and the Rest 1500-2010 , Sampie Terreblanche studies the matter from a political economic... more...