Journals Higher Education



Published: 24 November 2011

322 Pages | 4 figures and 16 tables


ISBN: 9780199606467

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Special Drawing Rights (SDRs)

The First International Money

Christopher Wilkie

  • Provides a history of SDRs - what they are, where they came from, and why they are significant
  • Considers the role of SDRs as a source of support and stability for the world economy in the wake of the global financial crisis
  • Highlights the potential of SDRs to contribute to international stability, a stronger global economy, and better management of international economic relations
  • Highly topical: since the international financial crisis, the international monetary system - and consideration of the role of the SDR within it - has emerged as a key issue for the G20, the IMF and its member countries, and others