Dollar Adjustment

How Far? Against What?

Edited by C. Fred Bergsten and John Williamson

Peterson Institute for International Economics

Dollar Adjustment

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Pub Date: November 2004

ISBN: 9780881323788

300 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $26.95£21.00

Dollar Adjustment

How Far? Against What?

Edited by C. Fred Bergsten and John Williamson

Peterson Institute for International Economics

Building on the scholarship of Dollar Overvaluation and the World Economy (2003), this book assesses the progress that has been made to date in correcting the sizable misalignments of key national currencies that developed in the late 1990s and early 2000s. The book examines whether a dollar decline is needed for the United States and the rest of the world to achieve sustainable current account positions and what the impact of a major dollar realignment would be on economies around the world. It also features new ideas on the effectiveness of intervention in moving exchange rates in a desired direction. The book brings together perspectives from government, industry, and academia.
...a valuable source for students and researchers interested in policy level discussion of currency and current account misalignments. Journal of Economic Literature

About the Author

C. Fred Bergsten, senior fellow and director emeritus, was the founding director of the Peterson Institute for International Economics (formerly the Institute for International Economics) from 1981 through 2012. He is serving his second term as a member of the President's Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations and was co-chairman of the Private Sector Advisory Group to the United States–India Trade Policy Forum, comprising the trade ministers of those two countries, during 2007–14.

John Williamson, senior fellow (retired), was associated with the Institute from 1981 to 2012. He was project director for the UN High-Level Panel on Financing for Development (the Zedillo Report) in 2001; on leave as chief economist for South Asia at the World Bank during 1996–99; economics professor at Pontifica Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (1978–81), University of Warwick (1970–77), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1967, 1980), University of York (1963–68), and Princeton University (1962–63); adviser to the International Monetary Fund (1972–74); and economic consultant to the UK Treasury (1968–70).