Seigniorage


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Seigniorage

The amount of goods and services that the government obtains by printing new money in a given period. Often we consider this in real terms, by dividing the new money by the price level.

Seigniorage

The money a government generates when it prints more money. This usually is calculated as the difference between the face value of the money and the value of the bullion backing it.
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In the second, a simple analytical framework is used to demonstrate and, where possible, estimate the seigniorage costs of the provisions attached to these notes.
14) This implies that revenue from seigniorage has been approximately 2 percent of GDP.
Even if the team did succeed in pushing the update, however, it would still be unable to collect seigniorage from the expansion without further changes involving the rewards to mining.
4) Since 2009, the Fed has produced a larger than average amount of seigniorage because the Fed has earned greater interest revenue due to the large expansion of the Fed's balance sheet to treat the financial crisis.
Inflating the money supply in an attempt to generate seigniorage revenue may entail increased price inflation.
On the other hand, the benefits include income from seigniorage, the use of RRs as a countercyclical policy, and, in the presence of high agency costs, a restraint on the inefficiencies of the banking system.
This is true for two reasons: one is that its equity must include its future stream of earnings from seigniorage, currently thought to amount to EUR2-3tn in the case of the ECB.
Keywords Inflation tax on money * Seigniorage * Milton Friedman
As a consequence, they often rely heavily on financing the deficit by printing new money - also called seigniorage.
Turning to liquidity and reserve requirements, they address the effects of currency and reserve requirements on the financial positions of economic sectors, the basics of financial statements, structures of the central bank's balance sheet, and administration of the international reserves and seigniorage.
When an economy relies heavily on seigniorage revenues, its average level of seigniorage should be high.