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How Effective are Macroprudential Policies in China?

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  • Bin Wang
  • Tao Sun
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    This paper investigates macroprudential policies and their role in containing systemic risk in China. It shows that China faces systemic risk in both the time (procyclicality) and cross-sectional (contagion) dimensions. The former is reflected as credit and asset price risks, while the latter is reflected as the links between the banking sector and informal financing and local government financing platforms. Empirical analysis based on 171 banks shows that some macroprudential policy tools (e.g., the reserve requirement ratio and house-related policies) are useful, but they cannot guarantee protection against systemic risk in the current economic and financial environment. Nevertheless, better-targeted macroprudential policies have greater potential to contain systemic risk pertaining to the different sizes of the banks and their location in regions with different levels of economic development. Complementing macroprudential policies with further reforms, including further commercialization of large banks, would help improve the effectiveness of those policies in containing systemic risk in China.

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    Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 13/75.

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    Length: 59
    Date of creation: 27 Mar 2013
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    Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:13/75

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    Keywords: Macroprudential Policy; China; Financial risk; Banking sector; reserve requirement; liquidity ratio; capital adequacy; bank rate; capital adequacy ratio; foreign exchange; bank group; banking corporation; credit policy; bank for international settlements; banking system; banks loans; bank of england; central banking; industrial bank; reserve ratio; banking stability; bank credit; banks � asset; state bank; bank loans; banking systems; bank governors; tier 1 capital; financial systems; banking supervision; probability of default; excess liquidity; bank size; credit union; bank lending; off balance sheet; bank data; subordinated debt; bank system; financial stability; bank of korea; foreign exchange market; tier 2 capital; agricultural bank; deposit insurance; bank of japan; bank stability; provincial bank; bank recapitalizations;

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    1. Mimir, Yasin & Sunel, Enes & Taskin, Temel, 2012. "Required reserves as a credit policy tool," MPRA Paper 39613, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Denis Beau & Christophe Cahn & Laurent Clerc & Benoît Mojon, 2013. "Macro-Prudential Policy and the Conduct of Monetary Policy," Working Papers Central Bank of Chile 715, Central Bank of Chile.
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