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Published: 28 January 2021 (Estimated)

256 Pages | 7


ISBN: 9780190081096

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Robert Triffin

A Life

Ivo Maes and with Ilaria Pasotti

Oxford Studies in the History of Economics

  • The first biography of Robert Triffin, an economist who played a key role in the international monetary debates in the postwar period and the construction of Economic and Monetary Union in Europe
  • Highlights Triffin's analysis of the vulnerabilities of our international monetary system, based on a national currency, the dollar
  • Places the "Triffin Dilemma" - Triffin's criticism of the Bretton Woods system - in context of a lifetime of achievement
  • Provides insight to the life and career of one of the intellectual fathers of the euro
  • Includes a preface by Jacques de Larosière, former Managing Director of the IMF