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The internationalization of the Renminbi and the evolution of China’s monetary policy

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  • Ramaa Vasudevan

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This paper explores the evolution of monetary policy in the context of the distinct path China and the PBoC have adopted in fostering the international role of the renminbi. Instead of focusing on the PBoC’s negotiation of the impossible trinity of flexible exchange rates, capital mobility and independent monetary policy, the paper highlights the challenges the PBoC faces as it promotes the use renminbi, in international lending in particular, while simultaneously seeking to contain and discipline the inherent instability and potentially disruptive logic of finance.

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  • Ramaa Vasudevan, 2018. "The internationalization of the Renminbi and the evolution of China’s monetary policy," Working Papers 1810, New School for Social Research, Department of Economics.
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    Keywords

    China; monetary policy; internationalization of renminbi; impossible trinity;

    JEL classification:

    • F33 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions
    • F36 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Financial Aspects of Economic Integration
    • G28 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Government Policy and Regulation

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