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Date and Location

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


The International Exchange Rate Regime Part II: Today’s Regime and How We Got There Photo

​This year marks the 50th anniversary of the final collapse of the Bretton Woods Rate Regime.
This study group will consider the international exchange rate system is today and how we got there.  An earlier study group considered the March 1973 decision to move to floating exchange rates for the major currencies. Attendance at that earlier study group is not required to attend this meeting.

Among the aspects of today’s exchange rate regime that we will consider are:

  1. How to describe the international exchange rate regime today?
  2. How did that regime evolve?
  3. Is it likely to evolve further? In what direction, toward more pegs or toward more freely floating rates?  Other?
  4. Is the exchange rate a less important economic variable today than 50, 30, or 10 years ago?
  5. What are the links between exchange rates and economic policies or other economic variables?

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