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Author Gerdes, William D., author
Title The basics of foreign exchange markets : a monetary systems approach / William D. Gerdes
Imprint New York, New York (222 East 46th Street, New York, NY 10017) : Business Expert Press, 2015
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Edition First edition
Descript 1 online resource (90 pages)
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Series Economics collection, 2163-7628
2014 digital library
Economics collection. 2163-7628
Note Part of: 2014 digital library
Includes bibliographical references (page [87]) and index
1. Introduction -- 2. Money and monetary systems -- 3. Foreign exchange markets -- 4. Foreign exchange markets with commodity and fiduciary monies -- 5. Foreign exchange markets with fiat money: fixed exchange rates -- 6. Foreign exchange markets with fiat money: flexible exchange rates -- 7. Proposals advanced by critics of flexible exchange rates -- Notes -- References -- Index
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Foreign exchange markets are inextricably entwined with underlying monetary standards. Thus, they are treated conjointly. Four different exchange rate regimes are analyzed: (1) foreign exchange markets with commodity money; (2) foreign exchange markets with fiduciary money; (3) foreign exchange markets with fiat money--fixed exchange rates; and, (4) foreign exchange markets with fiat money--flexible exchange rates. For the last eight decades, most countries have operated with fiat monies. For proponents of the fiat money standard, one of its desirable attributes is that it provides individual countries with considerable monetary autonomy. However, both analytics and experience indicate that this is not always the case. Whether a country has more monetary autonomy depends upon whether fiat money is paired with fixed exchange rates (regime 3) or flexible exchange rates (regime 4). More autonomy is possible with flexible exchange rates (regime 4). Such autonomy is largely possible because foreign exchange markets are allowed to accommodate the wide variations in national monetary policies. Under this regime, the purchasing power parity (PPP) theory of exchange rates assumes elevated importance in accounting for foreign exchange market adjustments. Exchange rate regime 4 has been in place (in many countries) for more than four decades, and there are critics. Those who advocate scrapping this arrangement generally favor a return to either regime 2 or regime 3
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries
Link Print version: 9781606498200
Subject Foreign exchange market
Foreign exchange rates
central banking
commodity money
fiduciary money
fiat money
fixed exchange rates
flexible exchange rates
purchasing power parity
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