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  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Apr 21, 1944

    Bretton Woods Conference

    International Monetary Fund

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Apr 21, 1944

    Early in the Second World War, John Maynard Keynes of the British Treasury and Harry Dexter White of the United States Treasury Department independently began to develop ideas about the financial order of the postwar world. After negotiation between officials of the United States and United Kingdom, and consultation with some other Allies, a "Joint Statement by Experts on the Establishment of an International Monetary Fund," was published simultaneously in a number of Allied countries on April 21, 1944.