ANALYSIS OF THE CHANGING ROLE OF POUND STERLING WITHIN THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY SYSTEM

  • Garri Teslya Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation, Rostov-on-Don
  • Tatiana Podolskaya Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation, Rostov-on-Don
Keywords: pound sterling; US dollar; currency; international monetary system

Abstract

The paper investigates how the role of the British currency has been changing within the international monetary system. This article is focused on sorting out why the world financial dominance of the United Kingdom was undermined and when exactly the dollar took over as the leading international currency. This question arises, because some authors, using evidence from the bond markets, state that the US dollar overtook sterling much earlier than in 1945, namely in 1929, while others adhere to another common opinion. Our study uses the quantitative research approach to examine the hypothesis questions. The null hypothesis states that the sterling lost its financial dominance before the World War II, while our alternative hypothesis claims that the dominance was lost after the same war.

Author Biographies

Garri Teslya, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation, Rostov-on-Don

MBA, Russia Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Rostov-on-Don, Russia

Research interests: financial mathematic, financial markets, currency parity

Tatiana Podolskaya, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation, Rostov-on-Don

is a candidate of economical sciences (since 2003); PhD – candidate  in Russia Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Rostov-on-Don, Russia (since 2008) and  associate professor of department of international economy.

Her scientific interests are concentrated around international financial system, government and international regulation of global finance market.

Since 2005 she published more than 20 articles in Russian federal and international journals; participated more than 30 International scientific – practical conferences.

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Published
2020-07-31
How to Cite
Teslya, G., & Podolskaya, T. (2020). ANALYSIS OF THE CHANGING ROLE OF POUND STERLING WITHIN THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY SYSTEM. The EUrASEANs: Journal on Global Socio-Economic Dynamics, (4 (23), 39-44. https://doi.org/10.35678/2539-5645.4 (23).2020.39-44