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w19: Bretton Woods Institutions /2547

week 19 – BWI: foundation for the ‘golden age’ – lecture handout [pdf]

Primary reading

Bordo, MD (1993), The Bretton Woods International Monetary System: A Historical Overview, in Bordo, MD and Eichengreen, B (eds), A Retrospective on the Bretton Woods System: Lessons for International Monetary Reform, Chicago: University of Chicago Press

Chang, Ha-Joon (2014), Economics: The User’s Guide, London: Pelican books [chapter 3]

Helleiner, E, Rauchway, E and Schuler, K (2014), What Have We Learned about Bretton Woods from Recent Research?, Bretton Woods 2014 conference, Center for Financial Stability, Sept 2nd

Helleiner, E (2009), The Contemporary Reform of Global Financial Governance: Implications of and Lessons from the Past, G-24 Discussion Paper, UNCTAD, April

Background reading

IMF (2014), About the IMF: Cooperation and reconstruction (1944–71), International Monetary Fund

Schenk CR (2014), Sterling and monetary policy, 1870-2010, in Floud, R, Humphries, J and Johnson, J (eds), The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Britain vol 2 1870 to the present, Cambridge: CUP [pp448-475]

Schifferes, S (2008), How Bretton Woods reshaped the world, BBC News, Nov 14th