Of the papers in this volume, Nos 8, 13 and 16 are unpublished and No. 7 is unpublished in English. I am indebted to the Macmillan Press for permission to include No. 9 on ‘The Marshall Plan’ from The New Palgrave Dictionary of Money and Finance, and to The Economist for permission to include No. 11 on ‘The 1967 Devaluation of Sterling’ (to which Stephen Hope-Jones made several useful contributions including the charts). I am also glad to acknowledge the collaboration of Mr J.B.K. Hunter in the preparation of paper No. 15 on ‘The Early History of J & P Coats’.