Interest Groups And Monetary Integration: The Political Economy Of Exchange Regime Choice, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Interest Groups And Monetary Integration

The Political Economy Of Exchange Regime Choice, 1st Edition

By Carsten Hefeker


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This book analyzes monetary integration and the choice and collapse of exchange rate regimes from a positive political economy perspective. Carsten Hefeker examines the influence of important interest groups in a coherent framework, which challenges the traditional and normative theory of monetary integration. By focusing on interest groups such as

Table of Contents

1 Introduction -- 2 The Economics and the Politics of Exchange Rate Regimes -- 3 Monetary Integration in the XIXth century -- 4 The Endogeneity of Fixed Exchange Rates -- 5 Industrial Interests in Monetary Union: The Banking Industry -- 6 Bureaucratic Interests in Monetary Union: The Bundesbank -- 7 Monetary Disintegration in the Former Soviet Union -- 8 Conclusion

About the Author

Carsten Hefeker is a faculty member of the Department of Economics at the University of Basel.

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