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Bretton Woods

Senior US Treasury official, Harry Dexter White, (left) and economist, John Maynard Keynes, at Bretton Woods in 1944.
The dominant figures of the 1944 Bretton Woods Conference - Senior US Treasury official, Harry Dexter White, (left) and economist, John Maynard Keynes.
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The Bretton Woods system was an international monetary system. It was set up to regulate and stabilise monetary and commercial relations between its member states at the end of the Second World War, and lasted until the early 1970s.

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Further reading

  • Tew, B., The Evolution of the International Monetary System, 1945-85 (London: Hutchinson, 1985)