Evolution of the International and Regional Monetary Systems

Essays in Honour of Robert Triffin

  • Alfred Steinherr
  • Daniel Weiserbs

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. International Co-ordination of Economic Policies: Difficulties and Perspectives

  3. Approaches to External Disequilibria

  4. International and Regional Monetary Problems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Michel Aglietta
      Pages 144-159
    3. Victor L. Urquidi
      Pages 160-169
    4. Jacques Drèze, Albert Kervyn, Jean-Philippe Platteau, Paul Reding
      Pages 170-197
  5. European Monetary Integration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. Tommaso Padoa Schioppa
      Pages 201-206
    3. Paul de Grauwe
      Pages 207-227
    4. Alfred Steinherr, Jacques Girard
      Pages 228-251
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 252-261

About this book


The papers in this book cover the wide range of Robert Triffin's expertise. For example, Jacques Larosire interprets the evolution of the international monetary system. Michel Aglietta critically appraises the international monetary system and suggests the present system is one that does not constrain domestic policy choices. The desirability, scope and means of policy co-ordination are analyzed in the contributions by James Tobin, Robert Solomon, John Williamson, Alexandre Lamfalussy and Wolfgang Rieke. Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa discusses the possible paths to European Monetary Union whilst Alfred Steinherr and Jacques Girard evaluate the past and future evolution of the ECU. Paul De Grauwe provides empirical answers to the highly debated question whether the EMS is a DM-zone.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Alfred Steinherr
    • 1
  • Daniel Weiserbs
  1. 1.UCLLouvain-la-NeuveBelgium

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