The Bretton Woods Agreements

The Bretton Woods Agreements Together With Scholarly Commentaries and Essential Historical Documents - Basic Documents in World Politics

Paperback (06 Aug 2019) | English

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Synopsis

Commentaries by top scholars alongside the most important documents and speeches concerning the Bretton Woods Conference of 1944

The two world wars brought an end to a long‑standing system of international commerce based on the gold standard. After the First World War, the weaknesses in the gold standard contributed to hyperinflation, the Great Depression, the rise of fascism, and ultimately World War II. The Bretton Woods Conference of 1944 arose out of the Allies' desire to design a postwar international economic system that would provide a basis for prosperity, trade, and worldwide economic development.
 
Alongside important documents and speeches concerning the adoption and evolution of the Bretton Woods system, this volume includes lively, readable, original essays on such topics as why the gold standard was doomed, how Bretton Woods encouraged the adoption of Keynesian economics, how the agreements influenced late‑twentieth‑century ideas of international development, and why the agreements ultimately had to give way to other arrangements.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780300236798
Publisher: Yale University Press
Imprint: Yale University Press
Pub date:
Language: English
Number of pages: vii, 496
Weight: 582g
Height: 140mm
Width: 208mm
Spine width: 27mm