James Boughton

James M. Boughton is a Senior Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation. He is a former historian of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), a role he held from 1992 to 2012. From 2001 to 2010, he also served as assistant director in the Strategy, Policy, and Review Department at the IMF. His latest book is Harry White and the American Creed: How a Federal Bureaucrat Created the Modern Global Economy (and Failed to Get the Credit), (Yale University Press, 2021).

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How to Deal with a “Bretton Woods Moment”

Article | Feb 10, 2022

A new global economic system has to be based on a key principle of Bretton Woods: multilateralism

Harry Dexter White and the History of Bretton Woods

Article | Nov 9, 2013

Why does Benn Steil’s history of Bretton Woods distort the ideas of Harry Dexter White?