No need for international management of exchange rates: unlike fixed exchange rates based on a metallic standard, floating exchange rates don’t require an international manager such as the international monetary fund to look over current account imbalances under the floating system, if a country has large current account deficits, its currency depreciates.
The bretton woods system called for fixed exchange rates against the us dollar under this fixed exchange rate system, the value of most currencies in terms of us dollars was fixed for long periods and allowed to change only under a specific set of circumstances. Bretton woods system of ﬁxed exchange rates and under the post bretton woods system of ﬂoating exchange rates they found little differences across the two periods, except for the well known fact that the real exchange rate is substantially more volatile under ﬂoating exchange rate regimes (mussa,1986. A floating exchange rate (also called a fluctuating or flexible exchange rate) is a type of exchange-rate regime in which a currency's value is allowed to fluctuate in response to foreign-exchange market mechanisms a currency that uses a floating exchange rate is known as a floating currency.
This is an exchange rate regime where the value of a currency is allowed to be determined solely by the demand for and supply of the currency on the foreign exchange market in a floating regime do governments intervene at all to control the exchange rate.
Advantages and disadvantages of freely floating exchange rates the freely floating currency system is the predominant system of foreign exchange that is prevalent in the world today as globalization has progressed, more countries have abandoned their currency pegs and have allowed their currencies to freely float.
Due to the introduction of a new generalized floating exchange rate system by the international monetary fund (imf) that stretched a smaller role of gold in the international monetary system in 1978, this fixed parity system as a monetary co-operation policy was terminated the thai government amended its monetary policies to be more in line with the new imf policy.
370 brookings papers on economic activity, 2:1985 to modify whatever sanguine views of the floating rate system they may have held in the mid-1970s. The architects of the bretton woods agreement built limited flexibility into the fixed exchange rate system in order to: correct avoid high unemployment the 1944 bretton woods conference created two major international institutions that play a role in the international monetary system—the international monetary fund (imf) and the _____.