U.S. policy toward the Bretton Woods institutions
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Published by Foreign Policy Institute, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University in Washington, D.C .
Written in English


  • Monetary policy -- United States

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Edition Notes

StatementAlvin Paul Drischler and M.P. Benjenk, editors.
SeriesFPI policy study groups
ContributionsDrischler, Alvin Paul., Benjenk, Munir P., Johns Hopkins University. Foreign Policy Institute.
LC ClassificationsHG3881 .U66 1988
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 49 p. :
Number of Pages49
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20495110M
ISBN 100941700313

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  Likewise, the old Bretton Woods institutions came to be defined by a set of economic doctrines that has now been shown to fail not only in developing countries, but even in .   The Bretton Woods institutions come into the fall meeting suffering from not only numerous policy crises and a shattered intellectual paradigm. There is also the longrunning, debilitating.   In July , the original Bretton Woods conference, named for its New Hampshire site, pitted ally against ally. The American delegation, led by Harry Dexter White, wanted to Author: Peter Passell. The current form of globalization exhibits dense and multiple weaves of connectivity characterized by an unprecedented institutionalization. A significant role in the process of organizing the global system is being played by international institutions such as the IMF and the WB.

expressed either in terms of gold or the U.S. dollar, within 30 days of the official commencement of the Bretton Woods System. All current account exchange transactions were to be made within 1% bands of the established par values. The rules did not permit members to change par values (other than a one-time change of 10 percent), except to. By early , major currencies started floating against each other and against the U.S. dollar, sealing the demise of the Bretton Woods system, according to the IMF and the Office of the Historian at the U.S. Department of State. “The Bretton Woods international fixed-exchange rate system was short-lived, lasting only 15 years from its. been towards a renewal of the market optimism of the nineteenth century. This I take to be the necessary intellectual condition for the emergence of globalisation as a policy project. The Bretton Woods institutions of were constructed by two mar-ket pessimists, John Maynard Keynes of the British Treasury and Harry Dexter White of the US. The Bretton Woods system of monetary management established the rules for commercial and financial relations among the United States, Canada, Western European countries, Australia, and Japan after the Bretton Woods Agreement. The Bretton Woods system was the first example of a fully negotiated monetary order intended to govern monetary relations among independent states.

Woods G. John Ikenberry The Bretton Woods agreements, negotiated largely between Britain and the United States and signed by forty-four nations in , were remarkable in a variety of ways. First, they represented an unprecedented experiment in inter- national rule making and institution building-rules and institutions for post-.   Yet in many respects, Bretton Woods was a rout for Keynes and the British. America today is often described as the sole surviving superpower, but in U.S. supremacy was towering. Germany and Japan were on the verge of ruin. Britain had gone massively into debt to prosecute the war, sacrificing more than a quarter of its national wealth. Even those of us who studied American History and have read extensively in the World War II era will be gratified by the learning in this book. It contains a detailed economic and political analysis of the institutions that structured post-war international finance and particularly Bretton Woods agreement.   The Bretton Woods conference was a star-studded affair — one in which the postwar rules of the game for a new monetary order were hammered out, and one that gave birth to the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. It is, therefore, remarkable that the Bretton Woods transcripts have never seen the light of day.