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The Bretton Woods Agreements

Together with Scholarly Commentaries and Essential Historical Documents

Naomi Lamoreaux Ian Shapiro

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Yale University
06 August 2019
General & world history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Central government policies; International relations; Economics & Business; Political economy
Commentaries by top scholars alongside the most important documents and speeches concerning the Bretton Woods Conference of 1944 The two world wars brought an end to a long???standing system of international commerce based on the gold standard. After the First World War, the weaknesses in the gold standard contributed to hyperinflation, the Great Depression, the rise of fascism, and ultimately World War II. The Bretton Woods Conference of 1944 arose out of the Allies' desire to design a postwar international economic system that would provide a basis for prosperity, trade, and worldwide economic development. Alongside important documents and speeches concerning the adoption and evolution of the Bretton Woods system, this volume includes lively, readable, original essays on such topics as why the gold standard was doomed, how Bretton Woods encouraged the adoption of Keynesian economics, how the agreements influenced late???twentieth???century ideas of international development, and why the agreements ultimately had to give way to other arrangements.]]>
Edited by:   Naomi Lamoreaux, Ian Shapiro
Imprint:   Yale University
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 208mm,  Width: 142mm,  Spine: 28mm
Weight:   582g
ISBN:   9780300236798
ISBN 10:   0300236794
Series:   Basic Documents in World Politics
Pages:   504
Publication Date:   06 August 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Naomi Lamoreaux is Stanley B. Resor Professor of Economics and History at Yale University. Ian Shapiro is Sterling Professor of Political Science at Yale University.

Reviews for The Bretton Woods Agreements: Together with Scholarly Commentaries and Essential Historical Documents

Selected for Choice's 2019 Outstanding Academic Titles List -- Outstanding Academic Titles 2019 * CHOICE * An important reminder of the challenges and rewards of international economic cooperation. -Kirsten Wandschneider, EH.net -- Kirsten Wandschneider * EH.net * By bringing together historical documents and contextual essays by leading political scientists and economists, this volume enables readers to see the Act of creation of the post war financial system-that it blended idealism and reality, politics and economics and personalities. -Angela Redish, University of British Columbia -- Angela Redish A terrific compilation of original documents and commentaries on the Bretton Woods agreement of 1944. In this time of challenge, this book is a welcome reminder of why and how this important international agreement was formed and how it operated to influence the global economy. -Helen Milner, Princeton University -- Helen Milner Selected for Choice's 2019 Outstanding Academic Titles List A terrific compilation of original documents and commentaries on the Bretton Woods agreement of 1944. In this time of challenge, this book is a welcome reminder of why and how this important international agreement was formed and how it operated to influence the global economy. -Helen Milner, Princeton University By bringing together historical documents and contextual essays by leading political scientists and economists, this volume enables readers to see the Act of creation of the post war financial system-that it blended idealism and reality, politics and economics and personalities. -Angela Redish, University of British Columbia


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