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A Synthetic Currency Can Help the Real Economy

September 21, 2009

John Williamson argues that major, regular issues of special drawing rights (SDRs), created to satisfy part of the growing need for international liquidity, could help reconcile payments objectives.


Policy Brief 09-11: Understanding Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) [pdf] June 2009


Fed Miscommunications October 28, 2015

Does China's Currency Decline Portend an Economic Downturn? August 13, 2015

The ECB Acts, but More Action Is Needed June 6, 2014

The ECB Acts to Counter Deflation Threat June 5, 2014

China's Moderate Growth Slowdown April 3, 2014

A Small Step Toward European Banking Union Regulation March 20, 2014

PIIE Debate: How Should the ECB Act to Counter Deflation? February 14, 2014

Tough Questions Confront Yellen and the Fed November 13, 2013

A Yellen Era at the Fed? October 10, 2013

Why the Fed Decided Not to Taper: Part II September 19, 2013