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Aflevering 3, 2011 Alle samenvattingen uitklappen
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Auteurs R.P.W. Jennissen en M.P.C. Scheepmaker
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R.P.W. Jennissen
Gastredacteur en redactieraadlid dr. Roel Jennissen is als onderzoeker verbonden aan het WODC.

M.P.C. Scheepmaker
Mr. drs. Marit Scheepmaker is hoofdredacteur van Justitiële verkenningen.
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Goud als geld

Auteurs I.J.M. Arnold
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    This article discusses the role of gold in a modern economic system. It starts from the observation that the price of gold has exploded in recent years, due to an increase in economic and inflation uncertainty following the start of the credit crisis, and that some policymakers have argued for a new role of gold in the global monetary system. Following a bird's eye view of the role of gold in monetary history, we next discuss two economic concepts - the ‘trilemma’ and Triffin's dilemma - which in the past have limited gold's usefulness in monetary systems. We finally discuss gold's present role and argue that, while gold undeniably acts as a safe haven in times of crisis, any return to a global fixed exchange rate system based on gold would unduly limit countries' flexibility to adapt to economics shocks. Yet in financial markets, gold will probably continue to serve its purpose as ‘clotted fear’.


I.J.M. Arnold
Prof. dr. Ivo Arnold is als hoogleraar monetaire economie verbonden aan Nyenrode Business Universiteit en als hoogleraar economisch onderwijs en Vice Dean aan de Erasmus School of Economics, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam. E-mail: arnold@ese.eur.nl.
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Als de goudduivels langskomen

Overvallen op juweliers

Auteurs B. Rovers
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    In the last five years the number of armed robberies on jewelry stores in the Netherlands has increased again and reached an all-time high in 2010. In this article, recent developments are discussed. The absolute number of these robberies is not very large, but in terms of the chance of being robbed, jewelry stores belong to the most threatened in retail. In general, armed robberies on jewelry stores show a pattern very similar to robberies on other retail targets. About two third are hit-and-run robberies, committed by offenders who live nearby and are generally known to the police as repeat offenders. A smaller portion of these robberies is committed by offenders operating more professionally. In the last ten years there were no big changes in the way these crimes were committed. Contrary to other types of robbery this crime is often profitable. The size of the loot is relatively high. In recent years the price of gold has dramatically increased. This might be considered an independent risk factor. Nevertheless, it's too simple to assess the recent increase of armed robberies on jewelry stores as a direct consequence of this development.


B. Rovers
Dr. Ben Rovers is criminoloog/onderzoeker en eigenaar van onderzoeksbureau BTVO in Den Bosch. Hij bedankt Peter Schoevaars van het KLPD en John Wielinga van de Federatie Goud en Zilver voor de informatie die zij ten behoeve van dit artikel beschikbaar hebben gesteld.

    The gold industry in the (former) Soviet Union has always been vulnerable to criminality, such as large-scale smuggling from the gold mines in the north of the country, to the sale of fake gold by Russian migrants in Western Europe. Gold and golden jewels are smuggled and counterfeited; corrupt customs and police officials participate directly or indirectly in gold-related criminal activities. Customers in Russia and other former Soviet republics are constantly being warned about the risk of buying counterfeit gold jewellery, which is sold even in legal shops. This article describes the ‘criminal gold market’ in Russia and analyses the motives and modus operandi of the offenders.


D. Siegel
Prof. dr. Dina Siegel is als hoogleraar criminologie verbonden aan het Willem Pompe Instituut voor Strafrechtswetenschappen van de Universiteit Utrecht.
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Groot en klein goud in Suriname

De informalisering en ordening van de goudwinning

Auteurs M. de Theije en M. Heemskerk
SamenvattingAuteursinformatie

    In Suriname gold mining has been a source of conflict over the past decades. Conflicts between miners and local populations (Maroons and Indigenous), between large-scale companies and small-scale miners (local and migrant), between the State and the small-scale miners. Different governments have tried to organise the sector, but were never successful. The government Bouterse-Ameraali (since 2010) has established a committee to sort things out. They focus on the economic value of gold, and its potential contribution to the development of the country through tax revenues. In this article the authors argue that the legal informalisation of small-scale mining is the source of the conflicts. This informal status of small-scale mining results from lack of adequate legislation and the non-recognition of land rights. This will not be resolved with the registration for tax paying goals. Formalisation of small-scale mining seems a more efficient step towards the expressed objective of the policy: the development of Suriname.


M. de Theije
Dr. Marjo de Theije is antropoloog en werkzaam bij de Vrije Universiteit en het CEDLA, beide in Amsterdam. Ze coördineert het GOMIAM-project (Small-scale gold mining and social conflict in the Amazon: Comparing states, environments, local populations and miners in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, and Suriname) in het CoCooN-programma van NWO over conflict en samenwerking rond natuurlijke hulpbronnen.

M. Heemskerk
Dr. Marieke Heemskerk is antropoloog en woont en werkt als consultant in Suriname. Voor haar proefschrift (2000) analyseerde zij de factoren die de goudboom in Suriname veroorzaakt hebben.

    Gold and silver coins were money for centuries. Since the early 17th century there was paper. The gold standard linked the value of the world reserve currencies, first the pound sterling and later the dollar, to gold. Both were ‘as good as gold’. In times of crisis, however, the link was broken. The coins dropped in value and gold rose, as the public continues to see gold as the ultimate money. To counteract this, Roosevelt even decided in 1933 and 1934 to nationalise and prohibit the gold held by the Americans. In 2011, amidst the biggest crisis since the Great Depression, we witness the next attack on gold. This time in the Netherlands, where the glass workers' pension fund (SPVG) was ordered by the Dutch central bank to sell the bulk of its gold assets. The DNB argued that gold is a commodity, but SPVG sees gold as a medium of exchange. What will be next?


E. Mecking
Drs. Eric Mecking studeerde geschiedenis aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam en is publicist, spreker en financieel-economisch analist. Hij schreef Deflatie in aantocht. Het einde van een tijdperk - het begin van een gouden toekomst? (Mets & Mets, 2010, zevende druk). Tevens publiceerde hij Het drama van 1918. Over de Spaanse griep en de zoektocht naar virus en vaccin (Mets & Schilt, 2006). Momenteel legt hij samen met mr. Elmer Hogervorst de laatste hand aan een boek over geld, goud en zilver.

    The Bank of England depleted its open market portfolio by secretly sterilising large gold inflows. Thereafter interest rates were influenced by falsifying reported gold flows. The false reporting was a tightly kept secret, hidden from members of the Bank of England's highest governing bodies. The false reporting obscured the instability of the gold standard and supported monetary policies that degraded British economic performance and increased world financial fragility in the critical early years of the Great Depression. The episode supports the view that the interwar gold standard was not a system guiding policy, but was manipulated to enforce a dysfunctional classical orthodoxy.


J.R. Garrett
Prof. John R. Garrett is hoogleraar economie van de UC Foundation aan de University of Tennessee in Chattanooga. Deze bijdrage is een vertaalde en geactualiseerde versie van Secrecy and manipulation of the golden standard by the Bank of England, 1925-1931, Journal of Economic History, vol. 55, no. 3, september 1995. Na vertaling is het artikel door Eric Mecking verder bewerkt en toegankelijk gemaakt. De redactie is hem hiervoor erkentelijk.
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