unit of account


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unit of account

n
1. (Economics) economics the function of money that enables the user to keep accounts, value transactions, etc
2. (Economics) Also called (esp US and Canadian): money of account a monetary denomination used for accounting purposes, etc, but not necessarily corresponding to any real currency: the ECU is the unit of account of the European Monetary Fund.
3. (Economics) the unit of currency of a country
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5th Contractor in their offer will be required to provide the cost of the unit of account, on the basis of which will be determined by the price of each product.
But it performs poorly as a unit of account and a store of value.
The idea of an inflation-proof unit of account is not itself a novel idea - the grand old man of English economics, Alfred Marshall, suggested it more than a century ago, and in Chile it actually exists.
Economists remind us that money serves three functions: a store of value, a unit of account and a transaction mechanism.
In this article, my goal is far less ambitious, and that is to lay out a very practical and politically doable, and even simple, way to define a global monetary unit of account that is closer to a monetary constant than other alternatives now available, such as gold or commodity baskets.
dollar as the unit of account for international trade in oil, gold, and commodities.
Today, the SDR has only limited use as a reserve asset, and its main function is to serve as the unit of account of the IMF and some other international organizations.
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The exchange value of the unit of account has no connection to a commodity (as in 'commodity theories') or to a metal ('metallist theories'); the unit of account is always a creation of the state (the 'state theory' of money).
In the case of England, the pound has been a unit of account since the Middle Ages.
The contract is for the supply of the unit of account, together with the operating system.