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El Costo de Oportunidad del Señoreaje en Argentina

Jorge Avila ()

No 825, CEMA Working Papers: Serie Documentos de Trabajo. from Universidad del CEMA

Abstract: En los últimos veinte años, cada vez que se propone la dolarización oficial de la economía argentina la invariable respuesta enfatiza la pérdida del señoreaje, y la propuesta se descarta. Pero todo bien supone un costo. ¿Cuál es el costo de oportunidad del señoreaje? Aquí estimamos tanto el costo que implica conservar el señoreaje como su beneficio. Nuestra conclusión es que el costo superaría ampliamente al beneficio. In the last twenty years, every time someone puts forward the official dollarization of the Argentine economy, the usual answer emphasizes the loss of seigniorage, and the proposal is discarded. Yet every good has a cost. Which is the opportunity cost of seigniorage? We estimate here both the cost involved in keeping the seigniorage and its benefit. We conclude that the cost would be much higher than the benefit.

JEL-codes: E49 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 10 pages
Date: 2022-02
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