A survey of the institutional and operational aspects of modern-day currency boards

BIS Working Papers No 110
March 2002
This paper surveys the institutional and operational features of the six modern currency boards. The survey is developed around three key aspects: organisation, operations and legal foundation. By laying out the facts, this survey seeks to shed light on how and why modern currency boards in practice are different from the classic definition, and to distil from their features an updated definition and the revised "rules of the game".