The topic of international finance is of increasing interest in international relations, especially in our twenty-first century globalizing world. This collection provides information and perspectives on international finance of the past, present and future. It explores the financial shocks and crises from World War Two onwards and the institutions that were created in response to them. This volume addresses the critical questions in the field of international finance by assembling the central scholarship that has defined the area. It answers the key questions and contributes to the ongoing debates in the field of international finance and international political economy more generally. It is a must-read for economists, political scientists, scholars and policymakers alike.