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Currency Politics: The Political Economy of Exchange Rate Policy

Jeffry A. Frieden


The exchange rate is the most important price in any economy, since it affects all other prices. Exchange rates are set, either directly or indirectly, by government policy. Exchange rates are also central to the global economy, for they profoundly influence all international economic activity. Despite the critical role of exchange rate policy, there are few definitive explanations of why governments choose the currency policies they do. Filled with in-depth cases and examples, this book presents a comprehensive analysis of the politics surrounding exchange rates. Identifying the motivations f ... More

Keywords: exchange rate, government policy, global economy, currency policy, European monetary integration, Latin American currency

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780691173849
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691173849.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeffry A. Frieden, author
Harvard University