Catherine Lei

Catherine Lei is a sophomore at Princeton University concentrating in Economics with certificates in Finance and Mathematics. Currently, she is Secretary of the Asian American Students Association at Princeton and Academics Chair of her College Council. Catherine also writes for the Daily Princetonian. Having been raised in a bilingual household by parents who worked their own way up from destitution, Catherine has long held in high esteem self-motivation and multicultural identity.

International Currencies: A Challenge to the US Dollar?

Catherine Lei examines the role of the US dollar as the world’s reserve currency and whether it might be in danger of losing that role. Background Most national economies rely on a reserve system, according to which the federal government holds in reserves a substantial amount of a foreign currency to use as the basis for international exchange. The gold standard was the original reserve... Continue Reading

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