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Date and Location

October 3, 2023
4:15 PM - 5:45 PM ET
B-102: M-rcbg Conference Room


The International Exchange Rate Regime Part I: The End of the Bretton Woods Exchange Rate Regime Photo

​​This year marks the 50th anniversary of the final collapse of the Bretton Woods Rate Regime.

This study group will examine the March 1973 decision to move to floating exchange rates for the major currencies.  A second study group will consider where the international exchange rate system is today and how we got there.

Among the aspects of this evolution that we will consider are:

  1. What was the Bretton Woods exchange rate regime?
  2. What events led up to the March 1973 decision?
  3. Was there an alternative?
  4.  What was the new exchange rate regime?
  5.  Did the 1973 decisions change the international monetary system?

This study group / discussion is open to all. Registration is not necessary.

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Speakers and Presenters

​Edwin (Ted) Truman, M-RCBG Research Fellow