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Governing the Global Economy

Governing the Global Economy

International Finance and the State

Ethan B. Kapstein

ISBN 9780674357587

Publication date: 09/01/1996

No area has become more global in its operations, more volatile, and thus more difficult to monitor and control than international banking. In this book, the international banker and political economist Ethan Kapstein explores the actions that governments have taken to cope with the economic and political consequences associated with the globalization of international finance.


  • A very readable account of efforts to regulate an increasingly liberalized world capital market since the mid-1970s breakdown of the ‘Bretton Woods’ system of international monetary arrangements.

    —Stephanie Flanders, Financial Times


  • Ethan B. Kapstein is Codirector of the Empirical Studies of Conflict Project at Princeton University and Arizona Centennial Professor of International Affairs at Arizona State University. He has also served as a Principal Administrator at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and as a US government economist. A former banker and retired naval officer, Kapstein has published widely on the international political economy and advised multinational corporations and development agencies.

Book Details

  • 216 pages
  • 6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches
  • Harvard University Press

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