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Should we still want the USD as the only international reserve currency?
CAIA Series II: Professor Barry Eichengreen in conversation with Sona Blessing
 
Tuesday, November 06, 2012

radio Barry Eichengreen is George C. Pardee and Helen N. Pardee Professor of Economics and Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley, Department of Economics.

His recently published books include: "From Miracle to Maturity: The Growth of the Korean Economy", with Dwight H. Perkins and Kwanho Shin, "The World Economy after the Global Crisis: A New Economic Order for the 21st Century", co-edited with Bokyeong Park and "Exorbitant Privilege: The Rise and Fall of the Dollar and the Future of the International Monetary System".

In this live interview he shares his insights on the dollar (USD), its continued viability as an international reserve currency, falling off the fiscal cliff and its impact on the USD, the possibility of "a grand bargain of some sort" , other currencies that could eventually qualify as a/ reserve currency/(ies)...

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Should we still want the USD as the only international reserve currency?

Duration: 09:17 

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  • Q1 - Could you share your views on the dollars continued viability as an international reserve currency?

    Duration: 01:28 


  • Q2 - Why the dollar benefits from financial volatility? Its role as a safe haven currency.

    Duration: 01:17 


  • Q3 - Isnít the dollar also being supported on the premise that it is currently "the best of the worst"?

    Duration: 00:46 


  • Q4 - Do you anticipate a shift into gold as a currency alternative?

    Duration: 00:41 


  • Q5 - Should we be envisaging having more than just one surplus currency?

    Duration: 01:04 


  • Q6 - Which those other currencies might be and by when this might occur?

    Duration: 01:19 


  • Q7 - Why "investors need to worry about politics at least as much as they need to about economic fundamentals".

    Duration: 01:24 


  • Q8 - Why the euro is likely to survive?

    Duration: 01:19 



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