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>i>Indian Currency>/i> and beyond: the legacy of the early economics of Keynes in the times of Bretton Woods II

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  • Anna M. Carabelli
  • Mario A. Cedrini

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In this paper, we revisit the contents and method of Keynes's Indian Currency and Finance (1971a). By focusing on the rationale of his proposal for a new international monetary system combining cheapness with stability, we argue that Keynes's analysis of monetary developments in Asia in the first years of the twentieth century may provide useful hints for an overall rethinking of the major faults of today's Bretton Woods II system.

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  • Anna M. Carabelli & Mario A. Cedrini, 2010. ">i>Indian Currency>/i> and beyond: the legacy of the early economics of Keynes in the times of Bretton Woods II," Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 33(2), pages 255-280, January.
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    exchange reserves; Indian Currency and Finance; >i>international economic order>/i>; >i>John Maynard Keynes>/i>;
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    • B31 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought: Individuals - - - Individuals
    • B40 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Economic Methodology - - - General
    • F02 - International Economics - - General - - - International Economic Order and Integration
    • F31 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Foreign Exchange

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