The Development of International Monetary Policy traces the development of international monetary policy from mercantilism to quantitative easing. It has been structured to present some of the pressing issues in international monetary relations involving currency valuation, inflation, exchange rates, and regional monetary policy. Additionally, it presents international monetary law as a basis for understanding the concept of monetary sovereignty and the limits of state autonomy in an interdependent world of legal arrangements.
The book revisits some controversial arguments about stagflation and expansionary monetary policy, and it uses current time series data and empirical evidence to show why theories about the trade-off between inflation and unemployment are not extinct. Part of the concluding argument indicates that it is imperative for the international community to have a structure for monetary dispute resolutions involving autonomous states. Notably, the author further concludes that fiat money will continue to be a dominant unit of account, more so than crypto-currencies, into the distant future.
An accessible and practical read, this is book is a valuable resource for postgraduates, academics and researchers of international trade, finance and economics.
Table of Contents
Introduction, Chapter 1 - Commodity money, Chapter 2 – Fiat money and international law, Chapter 3 – The inflation-output conundrum, Chapter 4 – Currency substitution and management, Chapter 5 – Financial crises and money managements, Chapter 6 – Exchange rates as monetary policy tool, Chapter 7 – Intervention in foreign exchange markets and the future of money, Index
Christopher Warburton is an international economist with a Ph.D. from Fordham University in New York. He has taught several courses in economics, and he is author of several peer reviewed papers and books. He currently teaches economics at East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania, U.S.