The staggering economic rise of China in the last three decades leads to the question of the potential internationalisation of its currency, the renminbi (RMB). Internationalisation has different dimensions. An international currency is widely used in financial and trade transactions, and crucially it is used as a store of value.
The renminbi bloc is here: Asia down, the rest of the world to go?
Arvind Subramanian, Martin Kessler, 27 October 2012
The renminbi’s prospects as a global reserve currency
Eswar Prasad, Lei (Sandy) Ye, 16 February 2012
Popular discussions about the prospects of China’s currency – the renminbi – range from the view that it is on the threshold of becoming the dominant global reserve currency to the concern that rapid capital-account opening poses serious risks for China.
The rise of the renminbi as international currency: Historical precedents
Jeffrey Frankel, 10 October 2011
All of a sudden, the renminbi is being touted as the next big international currency. Just in the last year or two, the Chinese currency has begun to internationalise along a number of dimensions. A renminbi bond market has grown rapidly in Hong Kong, and one in renminbi bank deposits. Some of China’s international trade is now invoiced in the currency.
China’s currency and the US economy
Fred Bergsten, 1 November 2010
In a 19 October column on this site, “A currency war the US cannot win”, Yiping Huang argued that comprehensive policy packages in China and the US, including but ranging well beyond exchange rate realignment, are required to achieve the needed global rebalancing.
Can China save the world by consuming more?
Hans Genberg, Wenlang Zhang, 25 April 2010
“China is making all of us poorer” writes Paul Krugman in his blog at the New York Times (Krugman 2010). He is referring to the current account surplus of the Chinese economy draining aggregate demand from the rest of the world and leading to lower employment and income.
Estimating the effect of renminbi appreciation on US jobs: A comment on Francois' China result
William R. Cline, 23 April 2010
In a recent study, Francois (2010) estimates that if China appreciated the renminbi by 10%, the US trade balance would rise by $100 billion but the number of US jobs would decline by 430,000. He uses a computable general equilibrium (CGE) model to make this calculation. He allows for below-full capacity and sticky wages so that it is possible for a change in the external balance to af
The US-Sino currency dispute: Introducing a new eBook
Simon J Evenett, 16 April 2010
Thanks to deft diplomatic footwork, a US-China confrontation over the renminbi has been avoided – or at least postponed. This is a very good thing. Escalation of this conflict between the world’s two largest traders is the last thing the world economy needs.
The US-Sino Currency Dispute: New Insights from Economics, Politics, and Law
Simon J Evenett, 15 April 2010
Edited by Simon J Evenett
Published 15 April 2010
Is China's currency undervalued?
Helmut Reisen, 16 April 2010
Most economists agree that allowing global current account imbalances, notably the US deficit and the Chinese surplus, and their accompanying capital flows to accumulate contributed to the over-leveraging and under-pricing of risk that triggered the crisis.
Krugman’s Chinese renminbi fallacy
Yiping Huang, 26 March 2010
Paul Krugman is one of the international economists I most respect. He is a towering figure in the study of international trade. But his understanding of some international economic policy issues is, to put it generously, naïve.
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