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History and Reform of the International Monetary System

  • Barry Eichengreen.

This paper surveys the history of the international monetary system and considers alternatives for its reform. It first identifies three necessary conditions for international monetary stability. It then uses them as a basis for analyzing the functioning of alternative international monetary arrangements. The paper concludes with reflections on international monetary reform.

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Paper provided by University of California at Berkeley in its series Center for International and Development Economics Research (CIDER) Working Papers with number C94-041.

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