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The Benefits and Costs of an International Currency: Getting the Calculus Right

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  • Benjamin Cohen, 2012. "The Benefits and Costs of an International Currency: Getting the Calculus Right," Open Economies Review, Springer, vol. 23(1), pages 13-31, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:openec:v:23:y:2012:i:1:p:13-31
    DOI: 10.1007/s11079-011-9216-2
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    14. Volz, Ulrich, 2013. "RMB internationalisation and currency co-operation in East Asia," Working Papers 125, University of Leipzig, Faculty of Economics and Management Science.

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    Keywords

    Currency pyramid; Misconceptions; Misplaced concreteness; Mistakes; E42; F33;

    JEL classification:

    • E42 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Monetary Sytsems; Standards; Regimes; Government and the Monetary System
    • F33 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions

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