Economic Policy Tools, Bretton Woods and the Gold Standard

Economic Policy Tools, Bretton Woods and the Gold Standard

In the first video of this series, Tim dives into the history of money and describes the transition process from bartering into paper money. Similarly, he describes the development of central banks and their roles today.
Overview

This video provides an insight into the history of money, beginning with bartering, before transitioning to paper money as we know it today, and the evolving role of central banks now acting as “lenders of last resort”.

Key learning objectives:

  • What are the different policy tools?

  • What is the history of money?

  • How did the role of central banks evolve?

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Tim Hall

Tim Hall

Tim has nearly 30 years of experience in the international capital markets at major global institutions and has worked both on the buy-side and the sell-side. He has worked with numerous companies, banks and governments in developed and emerging markets on investment grade and high yield bond issues, from straight-forward to very complex acquisition/leveraged financings. Tim has also been on the board of a UK “challenger bank.” Tim has an MBA from the Wharton School, and is a CFA.

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