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Indirect Convertibility and Quasi-Futures Contracts: Two Non-Operational Schemes for Automatic Stabilisation of the Price Level?


  • Colin Rogers

    () (School of Economics, University of Adelaide)

  • Thomas K. Rymes


The paper examines two proposals for automatic stabilization of the price level based on indirect convertibility and something called a 'quasi-futures contacts'. These two schemes represent attempts to rendre operational ideas implicit in the Black (1970) Fama (1980) and Hall (1982) vision of the monetary system.

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  • Colin Rogers & Thomas K. Rymes, 1998. "Indirect Convertibility and Quasi-Futures Contracts: Two Non-Operational Schemes for Automatic Stabilisation of the Price Level?," School of Economics Working Papers 1998-17, University of Adelaide, School of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:adl:wpaper:1998-17

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    1. Colin Rogers, 2003. "Doing Without Money: A Critical Assessment of Woodford's Analysis of Monetary Policy in a Post-monetary World," School of Economics Working Papers 2003-01, University of Adelaide, School of Economics.
    2. Colin Rogers, 2004. "Doing Without Money: A critical assessment of Woodford's analysis," Method and Hist of Econ Thought 0411001, EconWPA.

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    prices; financial policy; quasi-futures;

    JEL classification:

    • E42 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Monetary Sytsems; Standards; Regimes; Government and the Monetary System
    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy


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