James M. Boughton
Harry Dexter White
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Harry Dexter White was one of the two main founding fathers of the IMF, alongside John Maynard Keynes. My research has sought to explain his contributions to the design of the Fund and, more generally, to economic thought.

“Harry Dexter White,” in The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics Online, 2009.  Accessible at www.dictionaryofeconomics.com 
 
“American in the Shadows: Harry Dexter White and the Design of the International Monetary Fund,” forthcoming in Robert Leeson (editor), Archival Insights into the Evolution of Economics (New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2006). Also available as IMF Working Paper WP/06/6, available at http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/wp/2006/wp0606.pdf
 
“Harry Dexter White,” in Ross Emmett (Editor), Dictionary of American Economists. Bristol, England: Thoemmes Continuum, 2006.
 
"Why White, Not Keynes? Inventing the Post-War International Monetary System?" A revised version of this working paper was published in Arie Arnon and Warren Young (Editors), The Open-Economy Macro-Model: Past, Present and Future (Kluwer Publishing, 2002).
 
“The Case against Harry Dexter White: Still Not Proven”  A revised version was published in History of Political Economy, Vol. 33, No. 2 (summer 2001), pp. 221-41.  This paper and the one below were both cited in the "Recommended Reading" column of the Journal of Economic Perspectives.
 
Harry Dexter White and the International Monetary Fund,” Finance and Development, Vol. 35 (September 1998).
 
“New Light on Harry Dexter White,” Journal of the History of Economic Thought, Vol. 26 (June 2004), pp. 179-95.
 
“Politics and the Attack on FDR’s Economists: From the Grand Alliance to the Cold War,” with Roger J. Sandilands, Intelligence and National Security, Vol. 18, No. 3 (Autumn 2003), pp. 73-99.