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Possible Means And Solutions For Avoiding Currency Wars


  • Mihai Dragu

    (University of Craiova Faculty of Economics and Business Administration)


What is needed is a coordinated plan of action, involving all trading partners to ensure a balanced global recovery. The plan must address three interconnected issues: the exchange rate system, global imbalances and excessive reserve accumulation. Few solutions in response to these issues: - create an emergency markets reserve fund, from which member countries would be able to withdraw with no conditionality; - create a global governance mechanism to prevent countries from running excessive current account imbalances; - give surplus countries greater exchange rate flexibility; - enhance the role of the renminbi as an international currency; - strengthen the capacity of IMF to act as a lender of last resort, allowing it to lend to solvent countries against collaterals.

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  • Mihai Dragu, 2011. "Possible Means And Solutions For Avoiding Currency Wars," Annals of University of Craiova - Economic Sciences Series, University of Craiova, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, vol. 1(39), pages 211-216.
  • Handle: RePEc:aio:aucsse:v:1:y:2011:i:39:p:211-216

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    1. Botman, Dennis & Edison, Hali & N'Diaye, Papa, 2009. "Strategies for fiscal consolidation in Japan," Japan and the World Economy, Elsevier, vol. 21(2), pages 151-160, March.
    2. Giovanni Dell'Ariccia & Pau Rabanal & Christopher W. Crowe & Deniz O Igan, 2011. "Policies for Macrofinancial Stability; Options to Deal with Real Estate Booms," IMF Staff Discussion Notes 11/02, International Monetary Fund.
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    currency wars; stability; global governance; global imbalances;

    JEL classification:

    • G01 - Financial Economics - - General - - - Financial Crises
    • G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing; Trading Volume; Bond Interest Rates
    • G18 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Government Policy and Regulation
    • G28 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Government Policy and Regulation


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