Interest Groups And Monetary Integration
The Political Economy Of Exchange Regime Choice
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The currency question, Disreali is reported to have said, has made even more persons mad than love. A quantitative test of the accuracy of this comparison is, in the present deplorable state of medical statistics, scarcely possible, But Disraeli may well have been right.
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 -- References -- Index -- About the book and Author.