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When Robert Z. Aliber's The International Money Game first appeared in 1973, it was widely acclaimed as the best - and most entertaining - introduction to the arcane mysteries of international finance on the market. The seventh edition of this classic work has again been fully rewritten to take account of the immense changes in the world economy since the previous edition, and includes a new chapter on asset pricing and bubbles.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230018945
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 5/10/2011
  • Edition description: Seventh Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Aliber is Professor of International Economics and Finance at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.

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Table of Contents

List of Figures, Tables, and Boxes
Preface and Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations and Acronyms
1 A System is How the Pieces Fit 1
2 The Name of the Game is Money 17
Pt. I International Monetary Arrangements, Money, and Politics
3 'The Greatest Monetary Agreement in History' 39
4 The Gnomes of Zurich Play in the Largest Market in the World 60
5 Gold - How much is a 'Barbarous Relic' Worth? 86
6 The Dollar and Coca-Cola are both Brand Names 106
7 Radio Luxembourg and the Eurodollar Market are both Offshore Stations 124
8 They Invented Money so They Could Have Inflation 135
9 Oil and OPEC Roller Coaster 152
10 The Threes Ds - Disinflation, Deflation, and Depression 168
11 Optimal Bankrupts - Deadbeats on an International Treadmill 179
12 Central Bankers Read Election Returns, not Balance Sheets 199
13 Monetary Reform - Where Do the Problems Go When They're Assumed Away? 213
Pt. II The Costs of 100 National Monies
14 The Money Game and the Level Playing Field 231
15 Underground Economies and the Cost of Regulation 239
16 Tax Avoidance - A Game for the Rich 249
17 Banking on the Wire 265
18 Zeros, Swaps, and Options - The Revolution in Finance 279
19 The World Market for Stocks and Bonds 294
20 Why are Multinational Firms Mostly American? 307
21 Japan - The First Superstate? 330
22 China - The 800lb Gorilla 347
23 Zlotys, Rubles, and Leks 356
24 Transition Economies - Who Lost Russia? 370
25 Fitting the Pieces Once Again 380
Index 387
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