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Ragnar Nurkse and the international financial architecture


  • Barry Eichergreen


World-renowned economist, Professor of Economics at the University of California, and the author of several books on international economy and the monetary system, Barry Eichen­green, gave the 2017 Ragnar Nurkse memorial lecture entitled Ragnar Nurkse and the International Financial Architecture. The lecture was held at Eesti Pank on January 12th 2017. In his lecture, Professor Eichengreen gave an overview of Ragnar Nurkse’s book International Currency Experience: Lessons of the Inter-War Period that was published in 1944 and discussed whether the conclusions of the book still hold true today. The 2017 Ragnar Nurkse memorial lecture was held in honour of the 110th birth anniversary of the Estonian economist who achieved global recognition in the 1940s and 1950s. His research on monetary policy issues, international trade, international policy coordination, and development economics has provided valuable information, lessons, and guidelines. Eesti Pank started the regular lecture series dedicated to Ragnar Nurkse in 2007

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  • Barry Eichergreen, 2017. "Ragnar Nurkse and the international financial architecture," Bank of Estonia Working Papers wp2017-1, Bank of Estonia, revised 25 May 2017.
  • Handle: RePEc:eea:boewps:wp2017-1

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