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Contents Preface Chapter One Introduction Chapter Two The Gold Standard APrehistory AThe Dilemmas of Bimetallism AThe Lure of Bimetallism AThe Advent of the Gold Standard AShades of Gold AHow the Gold Standard Worked AThe Gold Standard as a Historically Specific Institution AInternational Solidarity AThe Gold Standard and the Lender of Last Resort AInstability at the Periphery AThe Stability of the System Chapter Three Interwar Instability AChronology AExperience with Floating: The Controversial Case of the Franc AReconstructing the Gold Standard AThe New Gold Standard AProblems of the New Gold Standard AThe Pattern of International Payments AResponses to the Great Depression ABanking Crises and Their Management ADisintegration of the Gold Standard ASterling's Crisis AThe Dollar Follows AManaged Floating AConclusions Chapter Four The Bretton Woods System AWartime Planning and Its Consequences AThe Sterling Crisis and the Realignment of European Currencies AThe European Payments Union APayments Problems and Selective Controls AConvertibility: Problems and Progress ASpecial Drawing Rights ADeclining Controls and Rising Rigidity AThe Battle for Sterling AThe Crisis of the Dollar AThe Lessons of Bretton Woods Chapter Five After Bretton Woods AFloating Exchange Rates in the 1970s AFloating Exchange Rates in the 1980s AThe Snake AThe European Monetary System ARenewed Impetus for Integration AEurope's Crisis AUnderstanding the Crisis AThe Experience of Developing Countries AConclusions Chapter Six A Brave New Monetary World AThe Asian Crisis AEmerging Instability AGlobal Imbalances AThe Euro AInternational Currency Competition Chapter Seven Conclusion Glossary References Index
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International finance -- History.
Gold standard -- History.