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1st Edition

Economics of the International Financial System

ISBN 9780415660235
Published February 18, 2014 by Routledge India
282 Pages

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Book Description

Economics of the International Financial System offers an illuminating, engaging and lucid account of the working of 21st-century global political economy. From a macroeconomic perspective, it explores how major capitalist economies are closely integrated with each other in that none can remain unaffected by economic events around the globe.

The book is one of the first in its genre to examine:

    • the origin and relevance of international money as a concept and phenomenon;
    • the structure of various money markets;
    • the nature and functioning of major international financial institutions such as the World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF) and International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD); and
    • the dynamics of the new world financial system that emerged after the demise of Bretton Woods system.

This will form an essential reading for students and scholars of international monetary economics, international corporate finance, researchers, policymakers, bankers and financial executives.

Table of Contents

List of Tables. List of Figures and Exhibits. List of Abbreviations. Preface. Acknowledgements. 1. Introduction: The International Monetary System 2. Money in Economics of the Open Economy 3. Money Growth, Inflation and Seigniorage 4. Multinational Corporations and Emerging Economies 5. International Financial System: A Historical Evolution 6. Recent Changes in the International Financial Structure 7. National Government and Sovereign Currency 8. International Banking System and Global Money Flows 9. Exchange Rate and Foreign Exchange Market 10. Modern Theory of Exchange Rate Determination and International Parity Relationship 11. International Transmission of Interest Rates and Monetary Independence 12. Capital Mobility, Currency Crisis and Problems of Contagion 13. Foreign Direct Investment in India and Emerging Economies 14. International Reserve and Liquidity 15. Optimum Currency Area, European Union and the Euro. Select Bibliography. About the Author. Index

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Sukumar Nandi is Professor of Economics, Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow.


A very useful treatise. Up-to-date and comprehensive in coverage, this will be indispensable to students and policymakers as also those interested in the management of a modern economy with cross-country spillovers.Kajal Lahiri, Distinguished Professor of Economics, State University of New York