A world economy restored: expert consensus and the Anglo-American postwar settlement

  title={A world economy restored: expert consensus and the Anglo-American postwar settlement},
  author={Gilford John Ikenberry},
  journal={International Organization},
  pages={289 - 321}
  • G. Ikenberry
  • Published 1 December 1992
  • Economics, History
  • International Organization
Although British and U.S. officials held markedly different views during the initial negotiations for a postwar economic order, they were able to reach watershed trade and monetary agreements that set the terms for the reestablishment of an open world economy. How does one explain this Anglo-American settlement reached at Bretton Woods in 1944? Structural explanations, based on underlying configurations of power and interests, are helpful but leave important issues unresolved. Given the range… 

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