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The New International Money Game


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. A System is How the Pieces Fit

    1. Robert Z. Aliber
      Pages 1-16
  3. The Name of the Game is Money

    1. Robert Z. Aliber
      Pages 17-36
  4. International Monetary Arrangements, Money, and Politics

  5. The Costs of 100 National Monies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229
    2. Robert Z. Aliber
      Pages 231-238
    3. Robert Z. Aliber
      Pages 249-264
    4. Robert Z. Aliber
      Pages 265-278

About this book


When Robert Z. Aliber's The International Money Game first appeared in 1973, it was widely acclaimed as the best - and most entertaining - introduction to the arcane mysteries of international finance on the market. The sixth edition of this classic work has again been fully rewritten to take account of the immense changes in the world economy since the previous edition - financial globalization; post-communist transition; European integration; the Asian crisis and Chinese liberalization. A substantive preface surveys the great changes in the twenty five years since the book first appeared.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Studies in International Finance in the Graduate School of BusinessUniversity of ChicagoUSA

About the authors

ROBERT Z. ALIBER is Professor International Trade and Finance at the University of Chicago. He has been a Professor at the Salzburg Seminar in American Studies, Visiting Scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, and a consultant to various agencies of the US government. Among his previous books are Monetary Reform and World Inflation, National Monetary Policies and the International Financial System and Reconstruction of International Monetary Arrangements.

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'It is no joke to make a good read out of floating currencies, sliding parities, crawling pegs, gliding rates, eurodollars and all their unsexy kin, but Professor Aliber, with a nice sense of irony, has done just that. As an introduction to today's world money issues, his book can be thoroughly recommended.' - The Economist

'Worth reading for what it has to say as well as how it says it' - Charles P. Kindelberger, Professor of Economics, Emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

'We will all profit from reading this thoughtfully argued, provocative, lively book, especially in that it highlights the complexity and 'oneness' of our international economic ills.' - M.O.Clement, Professor of Economics, Dartmouth College

' excellent introduction to the complex subject of The New International Money Game' - Harry G. Johnson, sometime Professor of Economics, London School of Economics and University of Chicago