Redenominasi Mata Uang : Isu Panas Bagi Rupiah (Currency Redenomination: Hot Issue for Rupiah)

Jurnal Ekonomi & Bisnis, Volume II, No. 1, January 2011, ISSN 2086-6879

9 Pages Posted: 26 Jan 2013 Last revised: 14 Aug 2013

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Tongam Sihol Nababan

University of HKBP Nommensen, Faculty of Economics

Date Written: January 1, 2011

Abstract

Redenominasi mata uang adalah proses dimana satuan unit uang baru menggantikan unit uang lama dengan perbandingan tertentu. Hal ini dilakukan dengan cara menghapus nol dari mata uang atau memindahkan beberapa poin desimal ke kiri. Tujuan redenominasi mata uang adalah untuk memperbaiki keselarasan dalam struktur mata uang dan harga serta untuk meningkatkan kredibilitas mata uang.

Di Indonesia, istilah redenominasi mata uang (Rupiah) diwacanakan oleh Bank Indonesia. Banyak orang khawatir tentang praktek redenominasi Rupiah diberlakukan karena dapat mengganggu kegiatan ekonomi. Berdasarkan pengalaman dari beberapa negara, keberhasilan redenominasi mata uang harus mempertimbangkan keseimbangan faktor-faktor politik dan ekonomi.

Currency redenomination is the process where a new unit of money replaces the old unit with a certain ratio. It is done by removing zeros from a currency or moving some decimal points to the left. The aim of currency redenomination is to correct the perceived misalignment in the currency and pricing structure and to enhance the credibility of currency.

In Indonesia, the term of currency (Rupiah) redenomination is a discourse extended by Bank of Indonesia. Some people are worried about practicing the Rupiah redenomination, because it can disturb the activities of economy. Based on the experience of some countries, the success of currency redenomination should consider the balance of politic and economic factors.

Note: Downloadable document is in Indonesian.

Keywords: currency, dropping zeros, inflation, redenomination, Rupiah

Suggested Citation

Nababan, Tongam Sihol, Redenominasi Mata Uang : Isu Panas Bagi Rupiah (Currency Redenomination: Hot Issue for Rupiah) (January 1, 2011). Jurnal Ekonomi & Bisnis, Volume II, No. 1, January 2011, ISSN 2086-6879. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2206733 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2206733

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