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Book ChapterGlobal monetary co-operation and the exchange rate system
From the book: Resetting the International Monetary (Non)SystemFinancial institutions International Foreign exchange
Book ChapterA brief history of the international monetary system since Bretton Woods
From the book: Resetting the International Monetary (Non)SystemBalance of payments Credit Financial institutions
BookResetting the International Monetary (Non)System
This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO licence. It is free to read at Oxford Scholarship Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations...Macroeconomics Financial institutions, International Foreign exchange
Working PaperA brief history of the international monetary system since Bretton Woods
This paper provides a historical background to contemporary debates on the international monetary system: their genesis, similarities, and differences of problems it has faced at different times...Balance of payments Credit Financial institutions, International
Working PaperGlobal macroeconomic cooperation and the exchange rate system
This paper looks at historical and current frameworks to manage macroeconomic linkages among economies. It considers first the evolving nature of global payments imbalances...Financial institutions, International Foreign exchange Macroeconomics
Journal ArticlePolicy Responses to Aid Surges in Countries with Limited International Capital Mobility: The Role of the Exchange Rate Regime
Part of Journal Special Issue Aid Policy and the Macroeconomic Management of AidEconomic assistance and foreign aid Foreign exchange Transfer payments
Book ChapterExchange Rate Regimes and Trade :: Is Africa Different?
This chapter revisits the link between exchange rate regimes and trade in the context of Africa’s exchange rate arrangements...Foreign exchange International trade
Research BriefInternational Economic Integration and Growth in Latin America
Integration of Latin America into the international economy over the past quarter century has led to faster export growth, but not to faster GDP or productivity growth Contrary to mainstream analysis, under the current market reforms countries have u...Economic integration Foreign exchange International trade
Working PaperThe Real Exchange Rate, Foreign Aid and Macroeconomic Transmission Mechanisms in Tanzania and Ghana
A recent study of 36 sub-Saharan African countries found a positive impact of aid in the absolute majority of these countries. However, for Tanzania and Ghana, two major aid recipients, aid did not seem to have been equally beneficial...Economic assistance and foreign aid Econometric models (Economic development) Foreign exchange
Research BriefAid and Dutch Disease
In 1959 the Netherlands discovered vast natural gas resources in the North Sea. This discovery led to a rapid increase in the country’s national wealth. However in the 1960s the Netherlands experienced an economic crisis...Economic assistance and foreign aid Foreign exchange Macroeconomics
Working PaperThe Development Implications of External Integration in Latin America
This paper analyses the links between the integration into the international economy and development in Latin America over the past quarter century...Economic integration Foreign exchange International trade
Working PaperAid and Dutch Disease in Sub-Saharan Africa
International aid has an ambiguous effect on the macroeconomy of the recipient country...Economic assistance and foreign aid Foreign exchange Macroeconomics
BlogWhat Did You Do in the Currency Wars? (Part II)
Tony Addison The present currency turmoil is both a product and a cause of profound changes now underway in the global economy. Part 1 of this two-part article, which appeared in the October Angle, focused on Latin America and Europe...Economic growth Foreign exchange Interest rate
BlogWhat Did You Do in the Currency Wars? (Part I)
Tony Addison The present currency turmoil is both a symptom and a cause of profound changes now underway in the global economy. In part 1 of this two-part article, we focus on Latin America and Europe...Depressions Structural adjustment (Economic policy) Foreign exchange
Working PaperExchange Rate Regimes and Trade: Is Africa Different?
This paper revisits the link between exchange rate regimes and trade in the context of Africa’s exchange rate arrangements...Foreign exchange International trade