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Harry White and the American Creed – How a Federal Bureaucrat Created the Modern Global Economy (and Failed to Get the Credit) - Yale Scholarship Online
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Harry White and the American Creed: How a Federal Bureaucrat Created the Modern Global Economy (and Failed to Get the Credit)

James M. Boughton

Abstract

Although Harry Dexter White (1892–1948) was arguably the most important U.S. government economist of the twentieth century, he is remembered more for having been accused of being a Soviet agent. During the Second World War, he became chief advisor on international financial policy to Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morgenthau, a role that would take him to Bretton Woods, where he would make a lasting impact on the architecture of postwar international finance. However, charges of espionage, followed by his dramatic testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee and death from a he ... More

Keywords: Harry Dexter White, world finance system, U.S. government economist, Soviet agent, international financial policy, Henry Morgenthau, Bretton Woods, postwar international finance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780300253795
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300253795.001.0001

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Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James M. Boughton, author
Centre for International Governance Innovation

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