This paper investigates the performing of the U.S. dollar as the international currency. The theory of money and the Triffin Dilemma concept are applied to assess the functions of the dollar as the international currency. The U.S. poor macro economic performance and the international financial distortion has affected to the functions of U.S. dollar as the international currency. This analysis suggests that the international currency should not function as the national currency and the international currency simultaneously.

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Keywords International currency, U.S. dollar, U.S. economy, Global imbalance
Thesis Advisor Jansen, Karel
Persistent URL hdl.handle.net/2105/8624
Series International Political Economy and Development (IPED)
Citation
Thansaitong, Vanvliet. (2010, December 17). The Role of US Dollar as the International Reserve Currency. International Political Economy and Development (IPED). Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/2105/8624