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Belke, Ansgar and Volz, Ulrich (2015) 'On the Unilateral Introduction of Gold-backed Currencies.' Intereconomics, 50 (5). pp. 294-300.

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Abstract

Against the backdrop of an unstable international monetary system centred around the US dollar and very dim prospects of reforming this system, this article analyses the rationale for the unilateral introduction of gold-backed currencies and the challenges and problems associated with such a move. What would be the merits of unilaterally linking a currency to gold? How could this be managed, and what would be the risks? We argue that such a system would not bring price stability, as the country would not be able to control the international gold price, and that it would likely be exposed to volatile exchange rates.

Item Type: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Economics
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > Department of Economics
ISSN: 1613964X
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.1007/s10272-015-0554-y
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2015 09:40
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/21047
Related URLs: http://intereco ... ked-currencies/ (Publisher URL)

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