, Volume 19, Issue 4, pp 162–166 | Cite as

The IMF—A success story?

  • Hans-Eckart Scharrer
Articles Bretton Woods Institutions


Is the International Monetary Fund (IMF) the mainstay of the international monetary system? Or is it an insignificant sideshow? Might its actions, or its very existence, even be harmful? The fortieth anniversary of the Bretton Woods Agreement, which was signed by 44 states on 22 July 1944, affords an opportunity to assess the activities of the Fund and to outline its possible contribution to coping with future tasks in the world economy.


Monetary Policy International Monetary Fund Exchange Rate Policy International Monetary System Bretton Wood System 
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© HWWA and Springer-Verlag 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans-Eckart Scharrer
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  1. 1.HWWA-Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung-HamburgHamburg

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