Bretton Woods Then and Now

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Bretton Woods Then and Now

Bretton Woods Then and Now - Benn Steil, Director of International Economics at the Council on Foreign Relations

Wednesday, May 15, 2013
008 Kemeny Hall
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars

Wednesday, May 15th 4:30pm -6:00pm | 008 Kemeny Hall


When turmoil strikes world monetary and financial markets, statesmen invariably call for .a new Bretton Woods. to prevent catastrophic economic disorder and defuse political conflict. The very name of the remote New Hampshire town where representatives of 44 nations gathered in July 1944, in the midst of the century.s second great world war, has become shorthand for enlightened globalization. The actual story surrounding the historic Bretton Woods accords, however, is full of startling drama, intrigue, and rivalry. Benn Steil will bring the saga to life, and talk about some of its lessons for understanding today.s important economic debates.


Dr. Benn Steil is senior fellow and director of international economics at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. He is also the founding editor of International Finance, a top scholarly economics journal, and co- writer of the Council.s Geo-Graphics economics blog. Prior to his joining the Council in 1999, he was director of the International Economics Programme at the Royal Institute of International Affairs in London. He came to the Institute in 1992 from a Lloyd.s of London Tercentenary Research Fellowship at Nuffield College, Oxford, where he received his MPhil and DPhil (PhD) in economics. He also holds a BSc in economics summa cum laude from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Read about this event in The Dartmouth: Steil discusses Bretton Woods int'l conference

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