Monday, October 17, 2011

The Bank for International Settlements, An Experiment in Central Bank Cooperation

The Bank for International Settlements, An Experiment in Central Bank Cooperation
H.H. Schloss

Book Description: North-Holland Publishing Company, Amsterdam, 1958. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Hardcover, Green cloth boards with gilt title to spine, top edge orange (printed in Netherlands), 184 pages, First Edition, published 1958.

Book Condition: Very Good, boards rubbed and some light blemishes to covers, corners bumped, light shelfwear, spine straight, binding intact, endpapers and pages clean and bright, no marks,

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, covers rubbed and soil, 3/4" tear near top of back spine, some other small tears but nothing larger than 1/4, NOT price clipped (although no price on tabs),

Contents: Preface, List of Tables, List of Illustrations, Chapter I. INTRODUCTION, Chapter II. THE BACKGROUND , A. International Monetary Cooperation before 1929, 1. Some early ideas, 2. Actual cooperation, a. Between central banks, b. currency unions, B. Formation of the Bank, 1. Reparations, the early days, 2. The Young Plan, a. Paris, b. Baden-Baden, Chapter III. THE BANK, A. Structure, 1. The Convention, 2. The Charter, 3. The Statues, B. The Functions, 1. Obligatory functions, a. Reparations, b. Additional functions, Appendix to Chapter III., Chapter IV. THE BANK IN OPERATION, THE EARLY YEARS, A. The End of Reparations and the Crisis of 1930-1931, B. The Bank as Trustee, C. Central Bank Cooperation, D. The Annual Reports, Chapter V. THE BANK AFTER THE CRISIS, A. The Charge of Collaboration with Germany, B. The Bank During the War, C. The Bank and the Bretton Woods Conference, D. The Bank Revived, 1. Banking Department, 2. The Bank and the Organization for European Economic Cooperation, 3. The Bank and the Bretton Woods Institution, 4. The Bank as a trustee in the postwar period, a. Resumption of prewar functions, b. High Authority of the European Goal and Steel Community (Schuman Plan), c. Other institutions, E. The Balance Sheet over the Years, Chapter VI. SUMMARY AND EVALUATION, Appendix A. Central Banks or Other Banking Institutions Possessing Right of Representation and of Voting at General Meeting of the Bank, Appendix B. Selected Lists of Executive Officers, Appendix C. The Convention and Statues of the Bank for International Settlements as Amended on May 3, 1937, and on June 12, 1950, Appendix D. Table of Contents, Twenty -Sixth Annual Report of The Bank for International Settlements, BIBLIOGRAPY -- end.

Summary:
Extremely Scarce title on International Settlements by Henry H. Schloss, Department of Economics, Washington University, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA. 184 pages, Highly Collectible.

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