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Inclusion by Design: Crafting a Central Bank Digital Currency to Reach All Americans

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  • Jesse Leigh Maniff

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One motivation for a central bank digital currency (CBDC) is financial inclusion—bringing unbanked Americans into the payments system. To meet this goal, a CBDC would have to be designed to meet the specific needs of the diverse unbanked population.

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  • Jesse Leigh Maniff, 2020. "Inclusion by Design: Crafting a Central Bank Digital Currency to Reach All Americans," Payments System Research Briefing, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, pages 1-5, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fedkpb:89173
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    1. Jesse Leigh Maniff & Paul Wong, 2020. "Comparing Means of Payment: What Role for a Central Bank Digital Currency?," FEDS Notes 2020-08-13-2, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
    2. Ying Lei Toh & Thao Tran, 2020. "How the COVID-19 Pandemic May Reshape the Digital Payments Landscape," Payments System Research Briefing, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, pages 1-10, June.
    3. Jesse Leigh Maniff, 2020. "Motives Matter: Examining Potential Tension in Central Bank Digital Currency Designs," Payments System Research Briefing, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, pages 1-4, July.
    4. Jesse Leigh Maniff & Blake Marsh, 2017. "Banking on Distributed Ledger Technology: Can It Help Banks Address Financial Inclusion?," Economic Review, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, issue Q III, pages 53-77.
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    Keywords

    Payments; Central Bank Digital Currency; Financial inclusion; Unbanked;

    JEL classification:

    • E58 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Central Banks and Their Policies
    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
    • G23 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Non-bank Financial Institutions; Financial Instruments; Institutional Investors

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