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Essays on Money, and the Asymmetries
of the International Monetary System

PhD supervisors:

Ernesto Screpanti (Univesità degli Studi di Siena) (Link)
Luís Mata M. (Universidad Central de Venezuela) (Link)
Edward J. Nell (New School University) (Link)

PhD committee:

Sergio Cesaratto (Univesità degli Studi di Siena) (Link)
Anna Simonazzi (Univesità di Roma "La Sapienza") (Link)
Claudio Sardoni (Univesità di Roma "La Sapienza") (Link)

In fulfillment of the requirements for the degree
of Doctor of Philosophy in Economics at

Univesità degli Studi di Siena
Dipartimento di Economia Politica

Siena, Italy
December 2009

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Chapter I: Banking and Endogenous Money: The relevance of Keynesian uncertainty and generic credit risk

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Chapter II: International Monetary Asymmetries and the Central Bank

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Chapter III: Understanding Monetary and Fiscal Policies in Reserve Earning Economies

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Fundamental Tables

Table II.1. Theoretical Conclusions on the two opposed theories of Money

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Table II.2. Central Banks' balance sheet

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Table II.3. Central Bank control variables

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Table III.1. The Balance Sheet Matrix of a REE

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Table III.2. Revaluation Matrix of a REE

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Table III.3. Transaction Matrix of a REE

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Table III.6. Results from simulations

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Fundamental Diagrams

Diagram II.1. Definitions: Reserve Earning Economies (REE) and first, second and third-order Reserve Issuing Economies (RIE)

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Diagram II.2 International Monetary Asymmetries and the link between the Foreign Exchange Rate and the Short-term Interest Rate

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Angel Garcia Banchs