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Author De Vries, Margaret Garritsen, 1922-2009, author.

Title The IMF in a changing world, 1945-85 [electronic resource] / Margaret Garritsen de Vries.

Publication Info. Washington, D.C. : International Monetary Fund, 1986.

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Description 1 online resource (x, 226 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 226).
Summary This book constitutes a short history of the IMF's evolution. The attianment of the initial objectives in the Fund's first twenty years is the story told in seven articles of Part One. The first describes the Bretton Woods Conference; the second lists and explains the initial objectives. How members eventually reduced their multiple rates is related in the thirs, and how they increasingly freed payments from exchange restrictions and made their currencies convertible, in the fourth. The fifth article relates how most members gradually came to adhere to the par value system, and the sixth describes the Fund's policies toward fluctuating exchange rates while the par value system was in operation. The last articles describes the extent to which members devalued their exchange rates from 1948 to 1967. The Chronology at the end lists the main developments from July 1, 1944 to December 31, 1965.
The International Monetary Fund was designed at a conference held in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, U.S.A., July 1944 when representatives of 45 governments agreed on Articles of Agreement for the new international organization. On December 27, 1945 when 29 countries signed these Articles, the Fund came into existence.
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Subject International Monetary Fund -- History.
International Monetary Fund.
Fonds monétaire international.
Fonds monétaire international -- Histoire.
International Monetary Fund.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author International Monetary Fund, issuing body.
Other Form: Print version: De Vries, Margaret Garritsen, 1922-2009. IMF in a changing world, 1945-85. Washington, D.C. : International Monetary Fund, 1986 0939934655 (DLC) 86002861 (OCoLC)13331859
ISBN 9781455280964 (electronic bk.)
1455280968 (electronic bk.)