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A Europe Made of Money
The Emergence of the European Monetary System
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.
How Globalization Really Works
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.
American Power, Global Capital, and the Housing Bubble
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
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.
East Asia's Adoption of International Standards
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.
Setting Standards for the International Financial System
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 IMF, the World Bank, and Their Borrowers
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
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...