I began serious consideration of the issues and subject matter that comprise this book as a graduate student at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. In need of a dissertation topic and vaguely curious about international monetary economics, I decided to sit in on Leonard Rapping's undergraduate course on international finance. Needless to say, I was soon hooked. Within several months I was teaching my own course on international money and beginning to write an outline of what would become my doctoral dissertation on foreign exchange speculation. Once completed the dissertation thesis became this basis for this book.
List of Tables -- List of Figures -- List of Diagrams -- Acknowledgments -- About the Book and Author -- 1 EXCHANGE RATES -- 2 FOREIGN EXCHANGE SPECULATION -- 3 THE FOREIGN EXCHANGE MARKET -- 4 MARKET FUNDAMENTALS -- 5 THE POLITICAL EXCHANGERATE CYCLE -- 6 CONSEQUENCES AND POLICY -- BIBLIOGRAPHY -- INDEX.