Money on the Move: The Revolution in International Finance since 1980 / Edition 1

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Overview

"Solomon is a very knowledgeable and well-connected observer of the international monetary scene, and he is a clear expositor. Both of these characteristics shine through in this book. The material is well organized, and the writing is crisp and lucid."—Peter Montiel, Williams College

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Editorial Reviews

Finance & Development
Solomon's writing is both eminently accessible to the nontechnical reader and intellectually rigorous, making it fascinating reading for policymakers and economists as well. This volume . . . offers perhaps the most readable overview of the international monetary system over the past two decades. . . . Solomon brings international policy issues vividly to life without displaying any personal biases or sacrificing insights from economic theory.
— Subir Lall
The Times Higher Education Supplement
Money on the Move is an excellent, erudite addition to the literature on modern financial history.
— Bimal Prodhan
Finance and Development

Solomon's writing is both eminently accessible to the nontechnical reader and intellectually rigorous, making it fascinating reading for policymakers and economists as well. This volume . . . offers perhaps the most readable overview of the international monetary system over the past two decades. . . . Solomon brings international policy issues vividly to life without displaying any personal biases or sacrificing insights from economic theory.
— Subir Lall
The Times Higher Education Supplement - Bimal Prodhan
Money on the Move is an excellent, erudite addition to the literature on modern financial history.
Finance & Development - Subir Lall
Solomon's writing is both eminently accessible to the nontechnical reader and intellectually rigorous, making it fascinating reading for policymakers and economists as well. This volume . . . offers perhaps the most readable overview of the international monetary system over the past two decades. . . . Solomon brings international policy issues vividly to life without displaying any personal biases or sacrificing insights from economic theory.
From the Publisher
"Solomon . . . does a credible job of explaining the rise of the U.S. dollar and its fall by the mid-1980's. . . . Of particular note is the chronology of economic events since 1980."—Library Journal

"Money on the Move is an excellent, erudite addition to the literature on modern financial history."—Bimal Prodhan, The Times Higher Education Supplement

"Solomon's writing is both eminently accessible to the nontechnical reader and intellectually rigorous, making it fascinating reading for policymakers and economists as well. This volume . . . offers perhaps the most readable overview of the international monetary system over the past two decades. . . . Solomon brings international policy issues vividly to life without displaying any personal biases or sacrificing insights from economic theory."—Subir Lall, Finance and Development

The Times Higher Education Supplement
Money on the Move is an excellent, erudite addition to the literature on modern financial history.
— Bimal Prodhan
Library Journal
Solomon, formerly the chief international economist for the Federal Reserve Board and author of The Transformation of the World Economy and the International Monetary System, 1945-1981 (St. Martin's, 1994), writes a historical account of world finance in the late 20th century. History typically connotes the "long ago and far away," but in current economics (and technology as well) history is yesterday. Solomon does a credible job of explaining the rise of the U.S. dollar and its fall by the mid-1980s. Other topics include the development of the European Monetary System, economic crises in Mexico and Asia, and the effects of the transition of Eastern Block countries from Communist to capitalist economies. Solomon also provides an analytic look at the short-term future of economic policies. Of particular note is the chronology of economic events since 1980. This is a scholarly review of economic history, best suited for academic collections.--Steven Silkunas, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, Philadelphia
Booknews
The former chief international economist at the Federal Reserve Board and current guest scholar at the Brookings Institution presents a history of the massive changes that have taken place in international finance over the last 20 years, relating developments in the international monetary system to macroeconomic conditions in the countries involved. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780691004440
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • Publication date: 1/11/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments
List of Abbreviations and Acronyms
Ch. 1 The Wide-Ranging Dollar, 1980-1990 3
Ch. 2 The Developing-Country Debt Crisis 34
Ch. 3 Economic and Monetary Integration in Europe 49
Ch. 4 Economies in Transition: International Effects 97
Ch. 5 The 1990s: Capital Mobility and Its Effects 108
Ch. 6 The Present and Future of the System 138
App. Chronology of Important Events 169
Notes 177
Index 201
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"Solomon is a very knowledgeable and well-connected observer of the international monetary scene, and he is a clear expositor. Both of these characteristics shine through in this book. The material is well organized, and the writing is crisp and lucid."—Peter Montiel, Williams College

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