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A Development-Focused Allocation of the Special Drawing Rights

Ernest Aryeetey

in New Sources of Development Finance

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199278558
eISBN:
9780191601590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199278555.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The original purpose of the Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) was to increase international liquidity, but here the emphasis is on the potential role of SDR ... More


New Sources of Development Finance

A. B. Atkinson (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199278558
eISBN:
9780191601590
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199278555.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

As their Millennium Development Goals, world leaders have pledged by 2015 to halve the number of people living in extreme poverty and hunger, to achieve universal primary education, to reduce child ... More


Reducing the Costs of Holding Reserves: A New Perspective on Special Drawing Rights

Inge Kaul and Pedro Conceiçāo

in The New Public Finance: Responding to Global Challenges

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195179972
eISBN:
9780199850709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179972.003.0024
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter examines the issues concerning the cost of holding reserves and Special Drawing Rights (SDR). It analyzes the original reasons for the introduction of the SDR mechanism at the end of the ... More


Special Drawing Rights (SDRs): The First International Money

Christopher Wilkie

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199606467
eISBN:
9780191731648
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606467.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Following the Rio Agreement in 1967, the birth of the Special Drawing Right (SDR) was widely heralded as the first step towards a world international money. The SDR's intended purpose, though, was ... More


Dollars and Gold: Monetary and Trade Policy

Jonathan Colman

in The Foreign Policy of Lyndon B. Johnson: The United States and the World, 1963-69

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640133
eISBN:
9780748652693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640133.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines Johnson's contribution to the foreign economic policies of the United States. It outlines the international monetary regime of the 1960s and then explores the chronic US balance ... More


Introduction

Christopher M.D. Wilkie

in Special Drawing Rights (SDRs): The First International Money

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199606467
eISBN:
9780191731648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606467.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) were announced to the world at the International Monetary Fund's annual meeting in Rio de Janeiro in 1967. Only a few years later, the IMF incorporated in its Articles ... More


Special Drawing Rights and the Reform of the Global Reserve System

José Antonio Ocampo

in Reforming the International Financial System for Development

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157643
eISBN:
9780231527279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157643.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter calls for a reform of the international reserve system to address its three fundamental flaws: it has a deflationary bias as the burden of adjustment falls on deficit countries; it has ... More


Resetting the International Monetary (Non)System

José Antonio Ocampo

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198718116
eISBN:
9780191787478
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198718116.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book provides an analysis of the global monetary system and the necessary reforms that it should undergo to play an active role in the twenty-first century. As its title indicates, its basic ... More


Was the Dollar’s Global Role Undermined?

Eric Helleiner

in The Status Quo Crisis: Global Financial Governance After the 2008 Meltdown

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199973637
eISBN:
9780190203207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199973637.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Despite predictions that the dollar’s key currency status would be challenged by the 2008 financial crisis, there has in fact been very little change in the greenback’s international role. ... More


The Provision of Global Liquidity: The Global Reserve System

José Antonio Ocampo

in Resetting the International Monetary (Non)System

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198718116
eISBN:
9780191787478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198718116.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter starts by analysing three major problems of the current international monetary system: the asymmetric-adjustment problem, dependence on the monetary policy of the main reserve-issuing ... More


Reserve Currency

Eswar S. Prasad

in Gaining Currency: The Rise of the Renminbi

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190631055
eISBN:
9780190631086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190631055.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter describes the RMB’s progress toward becoming a reserve currency. Although China does not have a fully open capital account or a flexible exchange rate, the RMB has already become a de ... More


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