This 6th edition of this work has been rewritten to take account of the immense changes in the world economy: financial globalization; post communist transition; European integration; the Asian crisis and Chinese liberalization. A substantive preface surveys the great changes in the 25 years since the book first appeared.
Table of Contents
Preface PART I: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY ARRANGEMENTS, MONEY AND POLITICS The Name of the Game is Money A System is How the Pieces Fit 'The Greatest Monetary Agreement in History' 'The Gnomes of Zurich' Play in the Largest Market in the World Gold - How Much is a Barbarous Relic Worth? The Dollar and Coca Cola are Brand Names Radio Luxembourg and the EuroDollar Market are Offshore Stations They Invented Money So They Could Have Inflation REMEMBER: the Forecasts that the Oil Price Would Reach $65 a Barrel The Three D's: Disinflation, Deflation, and Depression Deadbeats on a Treadmill Central Bankers Read Election Returns After They Read Balance Sheet Monetary Reform - Where Do the Problems Go When They're Assumed Away? PART II: THE COSTS OF ONE HUNDRED NATIONAL MONIES The Money Game and the Level Playing Field Underground Economies and the 'Shrinkage of Government' Cross Border Tax Avoidance Banking on the Wire Zeros, Swaps, Options: The Biggest Financial Revolution Ever If You Won the Lottery, Which Stock Market Would You Buy Why Are Multinational Firms Mostly American? The Sun is Setting on the 'Rising Sun' China: The 800 Pound Gorilla Zlotys, Rubles, and Leks Transitional Economies Fitting the Pieces Once Again Index
ROBERT Z. ALIBER is Professor International Trade and Finance at the University of Chicago. He has been a Professor at the Salzburg Seminar in American Studies, Visiting Scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, and a consultant to various agencies of the US government. Among his previous books are Monetary Reform and World Inflation, National Monetary Policies and the International Financial System and Reconstruction of International Monetary Arrangements.