International Monetary Reform : A Critical Appraisal of Some Proposals
AbstractThis paper reviews some of the current debates on the reform of the international monetary system. Despite its deficiencies, the United States (US) dollar will remain the dominant currency and Special Drawing Rights (SDR) cannot serve as either an international medium of exchange or a reserve currency. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has changed its position to accept capital controls under certain circumstances. Refining control instruments better tuned to present day markets may bring about greater acceptance. The 2008â€“2009 global financial crisis has dimmed much of the earlier hope for the multilateralized Chiang Mai Initiative. The currency swap arrangements portend a new form of international cooperation. Finally, for the Group of Twenty (G20) to matter, the systemically important countries need to ensure the stability of their financial systems and economies.
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International monetary reforms; International monetary system; IMF; SDR; capital control; currency swap; financial system;
Other versions of this item:
- Park, Yung Chul & Wyplosz, Charles, 2012. "International Monetary Reform: A Critical Appraisal of Some Proposals," ADBI Working Papers 364, Asian Development Bank Institute.
- Yung Chul Park & Charles Wyplosz, 2012. "International Monetary Reform : A Critical Appraisal of Some Proposals," Governance Working Papers 23313, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research.
- Yung Chul Park & Charles Wyplosz, 2012. "International Monetary Reform : A Critical Appraisal of Some Proposals," Macroeconomics Working Papers 23313, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research.
- F32 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Current Account Adjustment; Short-term Capital Movements
- F33 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions
- F42 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - International Policy Coordination and Transmission
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2012-08-23 (All new papers)
- NEP-CBA-2012-08-23 (Central Banking)
- NEP-IFN-2012-08-23 (International Finance)
- NEP-MON-2012-08-23 (Monetary Economics)
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- Eichengreen, Barry & Tobin, James & Wyplosz, Charles, 1995.
"Two Cases for Sand in the Wheels of International Finance,"
Royal Economic Society, vol. 105(428), pages 162-72, January.
- Barry Eichengreen, James Tobin, and Charles Wyplosz., 1994. "Two Cases for Sand in the Wheels of International Finance," Center for International and Development Economics Research (CIDER) Working Papers C94-045, University of California at Berkeley.
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