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The coexistence of commodity money and fiat money

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  • Olivier Ledoit
  • Sébastien Lotz

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In reaction to the monetary turmoil created by the financial crisis of September 2008, both legislative and constitutional reforms have been proposed in different Countries to introduce Commodity Money longside existing National Fiat Currency. A thorough evaluation of the Economic consequences of these new proposals is warranted. This paper surveys some of the existing knowledge in Monetary and Financial Economics for the purpose of answering the significant Economic questions raised by these new political initiatives.

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Paper provided by Department of Economics - University of Zurich in its series ECON - Working Papers with number 024.

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Date of creation: Aug 2011
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Handle: RePEc:zur:econwp:024

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Keywords: Currency competition; commodity money; fiat money; gold; safe haven; search models;

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  1. Gabriele Camera & Ben Craig & Christopher J. Waller, 2003. "Currency competition in a fundamental model of money," Working Paper 0311, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.
  2. Baur, Dirk G. & McDermott, Thomas K., 2010. "Is gold a safe haven? International evidence," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 34(8), pages 1886-1898, August.
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  1. About a (partial) return to the gold standard
    by Economic Logician in Economic Logic on 2011-10-04 14:22:00

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