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 (ehellein@uwaterloo.ca) and Jonathan Kirshner (jdk5@cornell.edu).

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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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?



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.



The Great Wall of Money
Power and Politics in China's International Monetary Relations
By illuminating the politics of China's international monetary relations, this book provides a timely account of the global economy, the role of the renminbi in international relations, and the trajectory of China’s continuing ascendency in the coming decades.



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



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...



Priests of Prosperity
How Central Bankers Transformed the Postcommunist World
Juliet Johnson
Priests of Prosperity explores the unsung revolutionary campaign to transform postcommunist central banks from command-economy cash cows into Western-style monetary guardians.



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.



Ruling Capital
Emerging Markets and the Reregulation of Cross-Border Finance
Kevin P. Gallagher
Kevin P. Gallagher demonstrates how several emerging market and developing countries (EMDs) managed to reregulate cross-border financial flows in the wake of the global financial crisis, despite the political and economic difficulty of doing so at the national level.



Smoke and Mirrors, Inc.
Accounting for Capitalism
Nicolas Véron, Matthieu Autret, Alfred Galichon
The authors challenge widespread beliefs that business accounting practices are neutral and involve the mere reporting of objective data, revealing how easily balance sheets can be manipulated.



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.



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