Praise for the first edition: "This book by a prominent historian is a succinct and well-written history of the international monetary system. . . . [It] provides useful historical background for understanding current European efforts to create a monetary union."--Richard N. Cooper, Foreign Affairs
Praise for the first edition: "Capital flows in the recent period, unlike those in the earlier one, proved to be incompatible with exchange rate stability. [Eichengreen's] reasons for the difference . . . constitute a unique insight and contribution."--Choice
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Praise for the first edition: "Eichengreen's purpose is to provide a brief history of the international monetary system. In this, he succeeds magnificently. Globalizing Capital will become a classic."--Douglas Irwin, author of Against the Tide
About the Author
Barry Eichengreen is the George C. Pardee and Helen N. Pardee Professor of Economics and Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. His books include "Golden Fetters" and "The European Economy since 1945" (Princeton).