In this comprehensive historical overview, the author writes about monetary unions with an admirable completeness and covers such themes as:
*The Gold Standard
*Monetary Unions in Countries and Areas from Latin America to The British Empire to Japan and Korea with many in between
*EMU and its Policy Ramifications
*the CFA Franc Zone in the former French Colonies.
Written in readable and enjoyable prose, A History of Monetary Unions combines historical analysis with present day context. The book will be of great interest to students and academics involved in the study of money, banking and finance. It is also essential reading for anyone working in the financial sector.
Table of Contents
Second World War: General Introduction 30. Bretton Woods and the IMF 31. Post War Monetary Reconstructions 32. The UK 1945-1951 33. Europe 1945-1958: Bilateral to Multilateral Payments 34. The UK from 1951-1979 35. The Collapse of Bretton Woods 36. Early Moves Towards European Monetary Union 37. The Re-unification of Germany and the Collapse of the EMS 38. European Monetary Union - 1988-1999 39. European Monetary Union - Policy Issues 40. Parallel Currency Proposals 41. Exchange Control 42. The Collapse of the Soviet Union 43. The End of the Rouble Zone 44. The Twelve CIS Countries following Monetary Disunion 45. The Baltic States from 1991: Successful Monetary Reforms 46. The Break-up of Yugoslavia 47. Transitional and other EU Applicant Countries 48. The End of the Sterling Area 49. The Irish Pound 50. The Former French Colonies - The CFA Franc Zone
John Chown is a principal partner in Chown Dewhurst LLP, an Independent UK and International Tax advisor. Another of his books, History of Money, is also available from Routledge.