Exorbitant Privilege The Rise and Fall of the Dollar

Author(s): 
Eichengreen, Barry
ISBN: 
9780199596713
Date published: 
February 2011
Hardback
Price: 
£14.99

Since the Second World War, the US dollar has been the world's sole international reserve currency, giving it, in the words of one critic, 'exorbitant privelege'. But in the wake of the worldwide financial crisis, will other currencies overtake it? And what impact would that have? Eichengreen explains the history and assesses what may come.