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Economic Policy, Exchange Rates, and the International System
by W. Max Corden
University of Chicago Press, 1994
Paper: 978-0-226-11591-7 | Cloth: 978-0-226-11590-0
Library of Congress Classification HG3881.C6738 1994b
Dewey Decimal Classification 332.042

An ambitious successor to W. Max Corden's highly acclaimed Inflation,
Exchange Rates, and the World Economy, this book addresses topics in
international macroeconomics that have come to the forefront of economic
policy debates in recent years. Covering exchange rate policy, the
European Monetary System, protection and competition, and the
international "non-system" since the collapse of Bretton Woods, Corden
provides a probing analysis of significant economic trends associated
with the increasing integration of the world capital market.

Beginning with essays on exchange rate policy, the current account, and
external effects of fiscal policy, Corden lays out the foundations of
balance-of-payments theory in relation to wage rates, income
distribution, and inflation. Chapters on the European Monetary System
focus on monetary integration and look skeptically at European proposals
to move toward monetary union. Other topical essays discuss the
"competitiveness" problem and the relation between protection and
macroeconomic policy.

Corden summarizes and clarifies a vast range of work on the coordination
of macroeconomic policies and critically reviews various proposals for
reforming the international monetary system.

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