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Six Puzzles in Electronic Money and Banking

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  • Saleh M. Nsouli
  • Connel Fullenkamp

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The literature on the economic effects of electronic money and banking lacks organization and a common analytical framework. This paper identifies the main issues raised by e-money and e-banking and presents them as six puzzles. Our solutions to the puzzles build a framework for analyzing the effects of e-money and e-banking, and for choosing the appropriate approach to regulating electronic money and banking.

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  • Saleh M. Nsouli & Connel Fullenkamp, 2004. "Six Puzzles in Electronic Money and Banking," IMF Working Papers 04/19, International Monetary Fund.
  • Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:04/19
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    1. Haydar Akyazi & Seyfettin Artan, 2006. "Reflections of the New Economy on the Monetary Policy and Central Banking," Papers of the Annual IUE-SUNY Cortland Conference in Economics,in: Proceedings of the Conference on Human and Economic Resources, pages 373-387 Izmir University of Economics.

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    Monetary policy; Electronic money; electronic banking; banking; central bank; money market; money supply;

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