Why did the gold standard collapse? Is there a case for returning to some

type of gold standard? What is it?


. What opportunities might current IMF lending policies to developing

nations create for international businesses? What threats might they



. Do you think the standard IMF policy prescriptions of tight monetary

policy and reduced government spending are always appropriate for

developing nations experiencing a currency crisis?


 How might the IMF

change its approach? What would the implications be for international