Central Bank Cooperation at the Bank for International Settlements, 1930-1973

Central Bank Cooperation at the Bank for International Settlements, 1930-1973

by Gianni Toniolo
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521845513

ISBN-13: 9780521845519

Pub. Date: 05/31/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book covers the history of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), the first-born among the international economic institutions, from its founding in Basel in 1930 to the end of the Bretton Woods system in 1973. The first chapters explore the foundation of the BIS, its role in the financial crisis of 1931, the London economic conference of 1933, and in

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This book covers the history of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), the first-born among the international economic institutions, from its founding in Basel in 1930 to the end of the Bretton Woods system in 1973. The first chapters explore the foundation of the BIS, its role in the financial crisis of 1931, the London economic conference of 1933, and in following years when central bank cooperation was mostly reduced to technical matters. Considerable attention is devoted to the much criticized activity of the BIS during World War II. The book then deals with the intensive central bank cooperation from the recreation of Europe's multilateral payments in the 1950s and for the support of the Bretton Woods system in the 1960s. The last chapter is devoted to the involvement of central banks in the first timid steps towards European monetary unification and to the eurodollar market.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521845519
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/31/2005
Series:
Studies in Macroeconomic History Series
Pages:
752
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 2.36(d)

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Table of Contents

List of figures and tables; Foreword; Preface; List of acronyms; 1. International payments and central bank cooperation; 2. Gestation and birth; 3. Organisation and first operations; 4. The 1931 crisis and international lending; 5. The end of reparations, the gold standard and the 1933 London conference; 6. An autarkic and divided world; 7. Wartime; 8. Bretton Woods; 9. Reconstructing multilateral payments; 10. Achieving convertibility; 11. The 1960s: patching up the Bretton Woods system; 12. Monetary union and financial stability; Epilogue; Notes; List of archives consulted; Bibliography; Annex A. BIS statutes 1930; Annex B. BIS balance sheet, 1930-2000; Annex C. BIS Board of Directors and Management, 1930-2005; Annex D. Chronology of events, 1929-2005; Annex E. Dramatis personae: biographical sketches; Index.

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