Role of gold in Russia's modern monetary system




Gold standard, Intrinsic value of gold, Foreign exchange reserves, Monetary functions of gold


The paper analyzes the reasons for the accelerated accumulation of gold in the structure of Russia's international reserves and the impact of this process on our country's monetary system. The purpose of the paper is to identify the prospects for increasing the role
of gold as a collateral asset in the ruble money supply emission. The correlation and regression analysis of the most important macroeconomic variables of the money market, which should be influenced by gold quotations, was chosen as a method of research. The novelty of the paper is the justification of the pattern of accelerated gold accumulation in Russian international reserves. The review of foreign scientific literature has led to the conclusion that the increased role of gold in the international financial market is associated with an uncontrolled emission of currencies by the G7 countries in their pursuit of soft monetary policy. The paper presents the results of the calculation of the intrinsic value of gold and the impact of its stock in the Russian Central Bank vaults on the money supply in the country and the ruble exchange rate against the U.S. dollar. The authors conclude that the way out of the protracted global financial crisis may be a return of one or more major economies (not excluded, the U.S.) to the gold standard system.