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Author Costigan, Thomas, author

Title The US dollar and global hegemony / by Thomas Costigan and Drew Cottle
Published New Delhi (India) : VIJ Books India Pty Ltd, 2019
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Summary The book traces the origins of US hegemony from the planning conducted by the Council on Foreign Relations in the late 1930s to the implementation of strategies for US dominance at the Bretton Woods conference of 1944, where the US dollar was installed as the world's reserve currency. The book demonstrates how the US dollar's reserve currency status underpinned the economic primacy and power of the United States in the post-war period. It highlights the importance of the 1974 deal between the United States and Saudi Arabia to exchange US dollars for Saudi oil. It also examines the debate about the future of the US dollar's status within the global financial system
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes On-line resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed December 02, 2019)
Subject Hegemony -- United States.
International economic relations -- 20th century
International finance -- History -- 20th century.
Monetary policy -- United States -- Decision making
Economic policy.
International economic relations.
International finance.
United States -- Economic policy -- 20th century.
United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Cottle, Drew, author.
ISBN 8194261813