Pre-history of the IMF: Debates in the UK and Anglo-American Negotiation

  • Masanao ItohEmail author
Part of the Studies in Economic History book series (SEH)


Even today the fundamental issues of these arguments over the process of creation of the IMF system remain unresolved. The main reason for this can be thought of as the fact that even today there is insufficient understanding of the points of how the Allies’ postwar plans resulted in the structure of the IMF, where among these plans the Allies were fundamentally in opposition to each other, and how this opposition was reflected in the agreement. This work will reconsider these points by looking mainly at the process of formation of the Keynes and White plans during the period prior to the Bretton Woods Agreements and identifying various confrontations that emerged during that process.


Current Account Deficit International Currency Debtor Country Bretton Wood System Current Account Imbalance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Social Information StudiesOtsuma Women’s UniversityTokyoJapan

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