The Re-Emergence of Global Finance by G. BurnThe Re-Emergence of Global Finance by G. Burn

The Re-Emergence of Global Finance

byG. Burn

Hardcover | April 19, 2006

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Gary Burn examines how in 1950s London, City bankers invented a new form of money and escaped offshore, beyond the jurisdiction of monetary authority. This is the story of the Eurodollar and the re-emergence of global capital. It tells how the City discarded sterling and reclaimed its historic role as the world's foremost financial centre.
GARY BURN is a Visiting Research Fellow at the GPE Centre, University of Sussex, UK. He has recently published work on the German economy and the evolution of offshore finance. He won the Robert Cox Award in 2000 for his articleThe State the City and the Euromarkets.
Title:The Re-Emergence of Global FinanceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:231 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.56 inPublished:April 19, 2006Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:023000198X

ISBN - 13:9780230001985


Table of Contents

List of Figures List of Abbreviations PART 1: INTRODUCTION The End of a Global Age Global Finance v. National Captialism Redrawing Sovereignty in the City Accumulation and Institutional Change PART 2: THE EVOLUTION OF THE EUROMARKETS Defining Euromoney The Origins of the Eurodollar Market Developing a Foreign Market for Dollars US banks take over the London Eurodollar Market The Establishment of the Eurobond Market The State v. Market Dichotomy Historic Mechanisms PART 3: STERLING AND THE CITY-BANK-TREASURY NEXUS Sterling, the Discount Market and the Bill on London Public v. Private: Institutional Schizophrenia at the Bank of England The Return to Gold After Gold PART 4: RESTORING STERLING AFTER 1945 America v. Britain: Creating an International Monetary System Securing the Bank's Institutional Autonomy The Battle for Sterling European Payments Union Operation Robot The Climacteric of 1955 The Great Unmentionable Sterling and City Divorce PART 5: THE STATE, THE CITY AND THE EUROMARKETS Locating the Historic Mechanisms in the Eurodollar Market Sir George Bolton: The Bank of England's 'Market Man' Disassociating the Eurodollar and Eurobond Markets Discovering the Onshore External Market The Bank of England View of the Eurodollar PART 6: AMERICA AND THE EUROMARKETS US Banks Operating in the London Eurodollar Market The Federal Reserve and the Continental Dollar Market The Kennedy Administration and the US Payments Deficit The US and the Eurobond The US Treasury discovers the Offshore Market in Foreign Dollars Discussing the Euromarkets with Britain Coming Late to the Feast PART 7: PUBLIC ACCOUNTABILITY V PRIVATE INTEREST GOVERNMENT The Bank of England and Public Accountability The City and Private Interest Government Musings, Questions and Conclusions Notes Bibliography Index