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The Federal Reserve's Role in the Global Economy
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The importance of international considerations in the US Federal Reserve System's deliberations has become more and more important over time as global financial crises and events create ever stronger repercussions in the US economy. This book critically evaluates the role of the Federal Reserve System as a player in the international monetary system over the past one hundred years, starting with its initial responsibility under the gold standard and looking ahead to the challenges it will face in the twenty-first century under the fiat standard. The book is based on a conference of the same name held at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas in September 2014, as part of the Federal Reserve System's centennial, and contributors include many of the most highly regarded financial historians and policymakers.

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‘This impressive volume brings together many of the leading lights of monetary history to consider the Fed's shifting role in the global monetary system and its implications. It is required reading for anyone with an interest in macroeconomics, international economics, or the financial aspects of international relations.'

Charles Calomiris - Henry Kaufman Professor of Financial Institutions, Columbia University

‘As cross-border financial flows have greatly grown, countries around the world have become increasingly aware of the influence of US monetary policy on their economies. The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas has performed a signal service by convening a symposium of knowledgeable specialists to present the evolution and implications of the foreign impacts of the Fed's actions, and their influence on Fed decision-making. An outstanding and timely volume.'

Richard N. Cooper - Harvard University, Massachusetts

‘This collection contains a splendid mix of academic and policymaker perspectives on the international role of the Federal Reserve. It will be a valuable resource for anyone interested in the global dimensions of the Fed and US monetary policy over the past century.'

Douglas Irwin - Dartmouth College, New Hampshire

‘The many papers in this volume celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Federal Reserve System by recounting vignettes from its history. An advantage of the volume is that it brings many perspectives through the papers and discussants. It should become the starting point for deeper research into several of the issues. I recommend it to students and the many professionals who follow the Fed and try to understand it.'

Allan Meltzer - Carnegie Mellon Tepper School of Business

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