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Barry Eichengreen

Barry Eichengreen

Writing for PS since 2003
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Barry Eichengreen is Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley, and a former senior policy adviser at the International Monetary Fund. He is the author of many books, including The Populist Temptation: Economic Grievance and Political Reaction in the Modern Era

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  1. The Big Float
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    The Big Float

    Jun 11, 2021 Barry Eichengreen dissects two recent books on the international monetary system since the US abandoned the gold standard in 1971.

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    The Big Float

    Barry Eichengreen

    Fifty years ago this August, President Richard Nixon ended the era when the dollar was firmly anchored to gold at a fixed price, auguring a new era of floating exchange rates. So, why does the greenback continue to reign over the international monetary and financial system?

    dissects two recent books on the international monetary system since the US abandoned the gold standard in 1971.
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