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財に依存しない貨幣制度と交換経済 -本位貨幣と不換紙幣-


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Title: 財に依存しない貨幣制度と交換経済 -本位貨幣と不換紙幣-
Other Titles: Difference between the fiat paper money and the standard money
Authors: 深浦, 厚之
Authors (alternative): Fukaura, Atsuyuki
Issue Date: Jun-2017
Publisher: 長崎大学経済学部 / Faculty of Economics, Nagasaki University
Citation: 長崎大学経済学部ディスカッション・ペーパー・シリーズ, No.2017-02; 2017
Abstract: The purpose of this study is to establish the theoretical foundation on which we can understand the difference between the standard monetary system and the fiat money system, by focusing the accessibility to the medium of exchange. We analyzed the economic cost and economic distance to travel from the initial point (=before conducting the exchange) to the desired situation (=after the exchange). We concluded that the standard-goods should not be selected from the goods with high intrinsic value because they help improve the real economic activities. This clarifies the reason for the transition of the money from ancient times to modern ages. However, when one of real goods is selected as a monetary standard, opportunity cost of the monetary-use is inevitable, even if its intrinsic value is small. This determines the upper limit of efficiency of standard money system. On the other hand, an inconvertible paper money, purely nominal, doesn't generate such an opportunity cost, because it is not based on any real goods. In this sense, there is a difference between fiat and standard money.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10069/37781
Type: Technical Report
Text Version: author
Appears in Collections:Discussion paper

Citable URI : http://hdl.handle.net/10069/37781

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