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The Dollar and Other Key Currencies

Essential Reading from the Institute

RealTime Economic Issues Watch: Why the Dollar-Renminbi Transition Is Getting Much Closer Despite Debt Deal
by Arvind Subramanian
October 17, 2013

Policy Brief 12-25: Currency Manipulation, the US Economy, and the Global Economic Order [pdf]
by C. Fred Bergsten, Peterson Institute for International Economics
and Joseph E. Gagnon, Peterson Institute for International Economics
December 2012

Policy Brief 12-23: Updated Estimates of Fundamental Equilibrium Exchange Rates [pdf]
by William R. Cline, Peterson Institute for International Economics
and John Williamson, Peterson Institute for International Economics
November 2012

Op-ed: Five Myths about the Euro Crisis
by C. Fred Bergsten, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Washington Post
September 7, 2012

Op-ed: Time for a Fightback in the Currency Wars
by C. Fred Bergsten, Peterson Institute for International Economics
and Joseph E. Gagnon, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Financial Times
September 4, 2012

Policy Brief 12-19: Combating Widespread Currency Manipulation [pdf]
by Joseph E. Gagnon, Peterson Institute for International Economics
July 2012

RealTime Economic Issues Watch: The Dollar's Decline as a Reserve Currency and the Emerging Multicurrency System
by Allie E. Bagnall and Edwin M. Truman
April 12, 2012

Book: Flexible Exchange Rates for a Stable World Economy
by Joseph E. Gagnon assisted by Marc Hinterschweiger
October 2011

Working Paper 11-14: Renminbi Rules: The Conditional Imminence of the Reserve Currency Transition [pdf]
by Arvind Subramanian, Peterson Institute for International Economics
September 2011

Policy Brief 11-5: Estimates of Fundamental Equilibrium Exchange Rates, May 2011 [pdf]
by William R. Cline, Peterson Institute for International Economics
and John Williamson, Peterson Institute for International Economics
May 2011

Policy Brief 10-26: Currency Wars? [pdf]
by William R. Cline, Peterson Institute for International Economics
and John Williamson, Peterson Institute for International Economics
November 2010

Op-ed: Taxing China's Assets: How to Increase US Employment Without Launching a Trade War
by Joseph E. Gagnon, Peterson Institute for International Economics
and Gary Clyde Hufbauer, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in Foreign Affairs
April 25, 2011

Paper: The Euro Payoff: Germany's Economic Advantages from a Large and Diverse Euro Area
by Adam S. Posen, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Paper in Internationale Politik—Global Edition, March/April 2011
March 3, 2011

Op-ed: Why the World Needs Three Global Currencies
by C. Fred Bergsten, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Financial Times
February 15, 2011

Policy Brief 10-2: Notes on Equilibrium Exchange Rates: January 2010 [pdf]
by William R. Cline, Peterson Institute for International Economics
and John Williamson, Peterson Institute for International Economics
January 2010

Op-ed: America Cannot Resolve Global Imbalances on Its Own
by C. Fred Bergsten, Peterson Institute for International Economics
and Arvind Subramanian, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Financial Times
August 19, 2009

Article: The Dollar and the Deficits: How Washington Can Prevent the Next Crisis
by C. Fred Bergsten, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Article in Foreign Affairs, Volume 88 No. 6, November/December 2009
November 2009

Book: The Long-Term International Economic Position of the United States
Special Report No. 20
edited by C. Fred Bergsten
April 2009

Policy Brief 09-20: Why SDRs Could Rival the Dollar [pdf]
by John Williamson, Peterson Institute for International Economics
September 2009

Policy Brief 09-21: The Future of the Dollar [pdf]
by Richard N. Cooper, Harvard University
September 2009

Book: The Euro at Ten: The Next Global Currency?
edited by Jean Pisani-Ferry and Adam S. Posen
July 2009

Book: Accountability and Oversight of US Exchange Rate Policy
by C. Randall Henning
June 2008

Op-ed: How to Solve the Problem of the Dollar
by C. Fred Bergsten, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Financial Times
December 11, 2007

Congressional Testimony: The Dollar and the Renminbi
by C. Fred Bergsten, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Statement before the Hearing on US Economic Relations with China: Strategies and Options on Exchange Rates and Market Access, Subcommittee on Security and International Trade and Finance, Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, United States Senate
May 23, 2007

Policy Brief 07-4: Global Imbalances: Time for Action [pdf]
March 2007

Book: Dollar Adjustment: How Far? Against What?
edited by C. Fred Bergsten and John Williamson
November 2004

Book: Dollar Overvaluation and the World Economy
Special Report No. 16
edited by C. Fred Bergsten and John Williamson
February 2003

Book: Is the U.S. Trade Deficit Sustainable?
by Catherine L. Mann
September 1999