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Good books on International Monetary Economics?

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spruce Posted: Sun, Oct 10 2010 6:50 PM

Hi all,

I am looking for books on international monetary theory. Hopefully the content would combine theory and practice, for example:

thoery goes first, then an examination of the international monetary history from before WWI to (if possible) current days. It is even better If there is a good critic about international monetary system based gold standard, fiat currency and fixed/floating exchange. 

I found a book "Internationa monetary economics" by Michael Heilperin that seems to discuss what I am looking for. Haven't read it yet, any comments on this book? Any other books on top your mind?

Thank you very much.





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Student replied on Sun, Oct 10 2010 7:34 PM

krugman and obstfield - best intermediate international economics textbook on the planet. 

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spruce replied on Sun, Oct 10 2010 10:31 PM

Thanks a lot!  Just wondering why there are few Austrian books dedicated to this topic.

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abskebabs replied on Mon, Oct 11 2010 7:35 AM

I have Heilperin's book too, but still need to go through it. Aside from him, I think it would be worth checking out the work of Jacques Rueff and Charles Rist, some of which is published for free on this site.

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LeeO replied on Mon, Oct 11 2010 12:38 PM

Rothbard's What Has Government Done to Our Money

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spruce replied on Mon, Oct 11 2010 2:14 PM

Thanks guys.

How about "Monetary Nationalism and International Stability" by Hayek?

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Esuric replied on Sat, Oct 30 2010 3:55 AM
Hayek's "Monetary Nationalism and International Stability."

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