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Harold James

Harold James

Writing for PS since 2001
181 commentaries
1 videos & podcasts

Harold James is Professor of History and International Affairs at Princeton University and a senior fellow at the Center for International Governance Innovation. A specialist on German economic history and on globalization, he is a co-author of The Euro and The Battle of Ideas, and the author of The Creation and Destruction of Value: The Globalization Cycle, Krupp: A History of the Legendary German FirmMaking the European Monetary Union, and the forthcoming The War of Words.

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  1. Good Inflation
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    Good Inflation

    Jun 2, 2021 Harold James thinks today's price trends are sending a clear and necessary message to consumers and policymakers alike.

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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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