• Edwin Truman


2023, Paper: "The special drawing right (SDR) is issued by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The SDR has the potential to strengthen dramatically the international monetary system. Established in 1969 and allocated twice during its first decade, the SDR was in the institutional closet from 1980 until 2009 when $250 billion in SDRs were allocated to members of the IMF to help address the global financial crisis. In 2021, another $650 billion in SDRs were allocated to help address the Coronavirus pandemic. The SDR has proved itself as a crisis instrument. This paper proposes regular annual SDR allocations."