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The International Monetary System in the (Very) Long Run1

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Source: The International Monetary System in the (Very) Long Run

Volume/Issue: 2000/43

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nathan Sussman , and Barry Eichengreen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2000

ISBN: 9781451846317

Keywords: gold, silver, inflation, monetary system

This paper takes stock of the evolution of the international monetary system over the last thousand years. Several points stand out from the analysis. One is the reluctance of governments to embrace radical changes...

A Model of the Bimetallic System

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Source: A Model of the Bimetallic System

Volume/Issue: 1995/144

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): S. Oppers

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1995

ISBN: 9781451856392

Keywords: silver, monetary system, central bank

This paper formalizes Irving Fisher’s century-old model of bimetallism and adds the important “disequilibrium” dynamics to deal with the long periods during which bimetallic countries were on e...

The Effects of Economic News on Commodity Prices

The Effects of Economic News on Commodity Prices »

Source: The Effects of Economic News on Commodity Prices : Is Gold Just Another Commodity?

Volume/Issue: 2009/140

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Shaun Roache , and Marco Rossi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2009

ISBN: 9781451872873

Keywords: Macroeconomic news, volatility, news, copper, silver,

The paper uses an event study methodology to investigate which and how macroeconomic announcements affect commodity prices. Results show that gold is unique among commodities, with prices reacting to specific sched...

Exchange Rates in the Periphery and International Adjustment Under the Gold Standard

Exchange Rates in the Periphery and International Adjustment Under the Gold Standard »

Source: Exchange Rates in the Periphery and International Adjustment Under the Gold Standard

Volume/Issue: 2003/41

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Luis Catão , and Solomos Solomou

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2003

ISBN: 9781451846126

Keywords: Gold standard, silver standard, exchange rate, effective exchange rates, effective exchange rate, trading partners,

The role of exchange rate flexibility in the periphery of the gold standard has been grossly overlooked. This paper builds a new dataset on trade-weighed exchange rates for the period 1870-1913 and finds that large...

The Hedonic Country Product Dummy Method and Quality Adjustments for Purchasing Power Parity Calculations

The Hedonic Country Product Dummy Method and Quality Adjustments for Purchasing Power Parity Calculations »

Source: The Hedonic Country Product Dummy Method and Quality Adjustments for Purchasing Power Parity Calculations

Volume/Issue: 2009/271

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mick Silver

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2009

ISBN: 9781451874167

Keywords: Country-Product-Dummy Method, International Comparisons Program, CPD, silver, equation, statistics, econometrics, logarithms

The 2005 International Comparison Program's (ICP) estimates of economy-wide purchasing power parity (PPP) are based on parity estimates for 155 basic expenditure headings, mainly estimated using country product dum...

Destabilizing the Global Monetary System: Germany's Adoption of the Gold Standard in the Early 1870s

Destabilizing the Global Monetary System: Germany's Adoption of the Gold Standard in the Early 1870s »

Source: Destabilizing the Global Monetary System: Germany's Adoption of the Gold Standard in the Early 1870s

Volume/Issue: 2019/32

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Johannes Wiegand

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 February 2019

ISBN: 9781484394724

Keywords: Currency reform, Fixed exchange rates, Exchange rate regimes, Currency question, Gold, Bimetallism;Gold Standard;France;Germany;Flandreau;specie;silver specie;gold currency

In 1871-73, newly unified Germany adopted the gold standard, replacing the silver-based currencies that had been prevalent in most German states until then. The reform sparked a series of steps in other countries t...

American in the Shadows

American in the Shadows »

Source: American in the Shadows : Harry Dexter White and the Design of the International Monetary Fund

Volume/Issue: 2006/6

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): James Boughton

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2006

ISBN: 9781451862669

Keywords: Harry Dexter White, exchange regimes, gold, silver, monetary fund, monetary system, History of Thought: Individuals, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, White, Harry Dexter,

Two economists designed the main features of the charter of the IMF during World War II: John Maynard Keynes and Harry Dexter White. Several of those features are attributable primarily to White, including the adop...

The International Monetary System in the (Very) Long Run

The International Monetary System in the (Very) Long Run »

Volume/Issue: 2000/43

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nathan Sussman , and Barry Eichengreen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2000

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451846317.001

ISBN: 9781451846317

Keywords: gold, silver, inflation, monetary system

This paper takes stock of the evolution of the international monetary system over the last thousand years. Several points stand out from the analysis. One is the reluctance of governments to embrace radical changes...

A Model of the Bimetallic System

A Model of the Bimetallic System »

Volume/Issue: 1995/144

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): S. Oppers

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1995

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451856392.001

ISBN: 9781451856392

Keywords: silver, monetary system, central bank

This paper formalizes Irving Fisher’s century-old model of bimetallism and adds the important “disequilibrium” dynamics to deal with the long periods during which bimetallic countries were on e...

Research Summaries: Measuring Inflation

Research Summaries: Measuring Inflation »

Source: IMF Research Bulletin, September 2006

Volume/Issue: 7/3

Series: IMF Research Bulletin

Author(s): Antonio Spilimbergo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 August 2006

ISBN: 9781451959666

Keywords: silver, measurement, bias, selection, Economic Development. Social Aspects, Index Numbers (economics), Inequality, Inflation. Measurement, International Comparisons, International Monetary Fund (imf). Poverty Reduction And Growth Facility (prgf)

Research summaries on (1) measuring inflation, and (2) strengthening Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF) programs through poverty and social impact analysis (PSIA); country study on Spain; listing of conte...