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The rule of law is defined and its implications in the monetary sphere are elaborated. When national monetary arrangements fail to comport with the rule of law, “dollarization” is desirable. That policy provides for more stable money and expectations about its future value. The salutary...
Proposals for monetary reform based on inflation targeting, in Iraq and elsewhere, face a variety of practical and theoretical difficulties. In evaluating attempted reforms based on inflation targeting, we suggest some propositions broadly consistent with the new institutionalist critique. In...
A diagnosis of the laws and balance sheets of the monetary authorities in Argentina, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Estonia, Hong Kong and Lithuania is presented. With the exception of Bosnia, all employ active monetary policies and engage in sterilization. Accordingly, they are not currency boards. The...