“The Bank for International Settlements: a contemporary financial history” by Professor Kazuhiko YAGO
Professor Kazuhiko YAGO
Faculty of Commerce, Waseda University
Referring to archival sources of the BIS and financial institutions of the member countries, this lecture aims to clarify how the BIS faced the challenges of contemporary international financial systems. The lecture deals with following subjects: Why and how was the BIS founded? How did the BIS cope with the Great Depression in the 1930s? Was the BIS responsible for the looted gold incident during World War Il? After the dissolution sentence at the Bretton Woods Conference in 1944, how did the BIS survive? How did the BIS act during the dollar crisis in the 1960s and the 1970s? And what are the roles played by the BIS in contemporary world economy?