Collection : Cornell Studies in Money

Money is ubiquitous in human affairs. The uses to which money are put are not only economic but also political, social and cultural. Cornell Studies in Money features books that explore the diversity of money, past, present and future, as well as those that examine money and finance and their management both as an economic phenomenon and as a political, geographical, social and cultural fact.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

•International financial institutions such as the IMF, World Bank and BIS
•Monetary phenomena as sources of historical, political and social change
•International political implications of the Euro and of currency competition more broadly
•The role of money and monetary policy in economic reform, development and transitions
•Macroeconomic diplomacy and exchange rate coordination
•Financial crises and their management
•Political and social consequences of capital mobility and financial globalization

Please send inquiries to: Eric Helleiner ( and Jonathan Kirshner (

Series Editors

Eric Helleiner is CIGI Chair in International Governance and Professor of Political Science at the University of Waterloo.

Jonanthan Kirshner is Professor of Government and Director of the International Political Economy Program at Cornell University.

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A Europe Made of Money
The Emergence of the European Monetary System
Emmanuel Mourlon-Druol
Drawing on an extensive archival research from eighteen archives in six countries, this book makes a significant contribution to the understanding of European integration and the evolution of the world monetary system.

Tax Havens
How Globalization Really Works
Ronen Palan, Richard Murphy, Christian Chavagneux
This book provide an up-to-date evaluation of the role and function of tax havens in the global financial system—their history, inner workings, impact, extent, and enforcement. They make clear that tax havens have a major impact on the global economy.

Subprime Nation
American Power, Global Capital, and the Housing Bubble
Herman Schwartz
In his exceedingly timely and innovative look at the ramifications of the collapse of the U.S. housing market, chwartz makes the case that worldwide, U.S. growth and power over the last twenty years has depended in large part on domestic housing markets.

The Future of the Dollar
For half a century, the United States has garnered substantial political and economic benefits as a result of the dollar's de facto role as a global currency. In recent years, however, the dollar's preponderant position in world markets has come under...

Currency and Contest in East Asia
The Great Power Politics of Financial Regionalism
William W. Grimes
Grimes uses primary research and interviews with scores of participants and policy analysts to provide the most accurate, complete, and detailed description available of attempts to build financial cooperation among East Asian countries.

Governing Finance
East Asia's Adoption of International Standards
Andrew Walter
Walter explains why Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea, and Thailand—key targets and test cases of this international standards project—were placed under intense pressure to transform their domestic financial governance.

Regulating Capital
Setting Standards for the International Financial System
David Andrew Singer
Singer provides both a theory of the effects of domestic pressures on international regulation and a detailed analysis of regulators' attempts at international rulemaking in banking, securities, and insurance.

International Monetary Power
This book provides a thorough overview of how money is used as a tool to achieve international political aims.

The Globalizers
The IMF, the World Bank, and Their Borrowers
Ngaire Woods
The greatest success of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank has been as globalizers. But at whose cost? Would borrowing countries be better off without the IMF and World Bank?

The Limits of Transparency
Ambiguity and the History of International Finance
Jacqueline Best
A decade of crises has reminded us of the fragility of the international financial system. Conventional wisdom holds that uncertainty is the basic problem of financial governance, and attempts to contain ambiguity have dominated recent financial...

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