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How effective quantitative easing is in relation to the Gold Standard? A historical approach based on the US experience

Economou, Emmanouel/Marios/Lazaros and Nickos, Kyriazis and Papadamou, Stephanos (2017): How effective quantitative easing is in relation to the Gold Standard? A historical approach based on the US experience.

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Abstract

The current paper contributes to the recent discussion in the US which has to do with the level of efficiency of the QE practices being implemented since 2008 and afterwards until today. It also analyses the basic argumentation of the academics and social and political groups who are in favour of the restoration of the Gold Standard. Thus, the analysis offers a critical approach concerning the US monetary practices linked to the implementation of the gold standard regimes as against to the quantitative easing policies. We conclude that although there are both arguments in favour of or against the abandonment of the QE policies in the US, the implementation (through restoration) of the Gold standard doctrines is very difficult to materialize, especially when an economy faces or has already faced the negative and detrimental side-effects of recession.

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