The Coexistence of Commodity Money and Fiat Money
12 Pages Posted: 5 Oct 2011
Date Written: August 31, 2011
In reaction to the monetary turmoil created by the financial crisis of September 2008, both legislative and constitutional reforms have been proposed in different Countries to introduce Commodity Money alongside existing National Fiat Currency. A thorough evaluation of the Economic consequences of these new proposals is warranted. This paper surveys some of the existing knowledge in Monetary and Financial Economics for the purpose of answering the significant Economic questions raised by these new political initiatives.
Keywords: Currency competition, commodity money, fiat money, gold, safe haven, search models
JEL Classification: E42, E52
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