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Currency Statecraft: Monetary Rivalry and Geopolitical Ambition

Benjamin J. Cohen

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226587691
eISBN:
9780226587868
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226587868.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

What is the role of currency statecraft in world politics? When a national money gains international appeal, the power resources of the issuing country are augmented. Currency statecraft is about ... More


Do China's Capital Controls Still Bind?

Guonan Ma and Robert N. McCauley

in China, Asia, and the New World Economy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199235889
eISBN:
9780191717109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235889.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter examines both price and flow evidence to determine how effective China's capital controls have been in the past and remain at present. Section 12.2 describes the increasing openness of ... More


Gaining Currency: The Rise of the Renminbi

Eswar S. Prasad

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190631055
eISBN:
9780190631086
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190631055.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

China’s currency, the renminbi (RMB), has taken the world by storm. The RMB is well on its way to becoming a significant international currency, one that is used widely in international trade and ... More


Youth

Benjamin J. Cohen

in Currency Statecraft: Monetary Rivalry and Geopolitical Ambition

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226587691
eISBN:
9780226587868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226587868.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The earliest stage in the life cycle of an international currency is youth – the vital formative years when a national money first starts to show signs of acceptance for international purposes. The ... More


When Statecrafts Collide

Benjamin J. Cohen

in Currency Statecraft: Monetary Rivalry and Geopolitical Ambition

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226587691
eISBN:
9780226587868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226587868.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

What happens when currency statecrafts collide? Although the potential for policy conflict between monetary rivals would appear, in principle, to be great, the modern era has actually seen remarkably ... More


Systemic Risk, Institutional Design, and the Regulation of Financial Markets

Anita Anand (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198777625
eISBN:
9780191823183
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198777625.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

Following the recent financial crisis, regulators have been preoccupied with the concept of systemic risk in financial markets, believing that such risk could cause the markets that they oversee to ... More


Perception, Misperception, and Sensitivity: Chinese Economic Power and Preferences after the 2008 Financial Crisis

Daniel W. Drezner

in Strategic Adjustment and the Rise of China: Power and Politics in East Asia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501709180
eISBN:
9781501712777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501709180.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter analyzes the impact of the rise of the Chinese economy on the international economic structure. While looking at the rapid growth of the Chinese economy, analysis reveals that China has ... More


Hong Kong Weathering the Asian Financial Storm*

Y. Y. Kueh

in Pax Sinica: Geopolitics and Economics of China's Ascendance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789888083824
eISBN:
9789888180158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083824.003.0006
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter begins by questioning whether the British administration would have been better able to lead Hong Kong through the Asian financial typhoon. In addition to giving a brief account of the ... More


Was the Dollar’s Global Role Undermined?

Eric Helleiner

in The Status Quo Crisis: Global Financial Governance After the 2008 Meltdown

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199973637
eISBN:
9780190203207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199973637.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Despite predictions that the dollar’s key currency status would be challenged by the 2008 financial crisis, there has in fact been very little change in the greenback’s international role. ... More


When China Runs Out of Farmers

Luc Christiaensen

in Food Security and Sociopolitical Stability

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199679362
eISBN:
9780191758430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679362.003.0017
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

China’s success in feeding itself has defied the expectations of many. But, rising agricultural labor costs, increasing competition from imports following renminbi appreciation, and growing ... More


The International Role of the Dollar: Does It Matter If It Changes?

Linda S. Goldberg

in Global Interdependence, Decoupling, and Recoupling

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019804
eISBN:
9780262314442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019804.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter discusses the evolving role of the US dollar in the international monetary architecture. Her analysis is motivated by the concern that the financial crisis that originated in the United ... More


The Dollar’s Future as a Reserve Currency

Padma Desai

in From Financial Crisis to Global Recovery

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157865
eISBN:
9780231527743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157865.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter analyzes the relationship between Chinese and U.S. monetary policy. It specifically looks into the nations' partnership during the global financial crisis when both nations were at an ... More


Ghost Bills

C. Fred Blake

in Burning Money: The Material Spirit of the Chinese Lifeworld

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835323
eISBN:
9780824870379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835323.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on ghost bills which, as a paper simulation of real money made from paper, seem to defeat the conceptual power of a “paper money” and thus appear more real than the other, older ... More


Are Currency Appreciations Contractionary in China?

Jianhuai Shi (ed.)

in International Financial Issues in the Pacific Rim: Global Imbalances, Financial Liberalization, and Exchange Rate Policy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226386829
eISBN:
9780226387086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226387086.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter examines the relationship between the renminbi (RMB) real exchange rate and China's output by using the vector autoregression (VAR) model technique. The results show that RMB real ... More


Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Beijing: China’s Contenders for Global Financial Centre Leadership

David R. Meyer

in International Financial Centres after the Global Financial Crisis and Brexit

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198817314
eISBN:
9780191858833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817314.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, International

China’s extraordinary economic growth over recent decades underpins the top global rank of its financial centres of Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Beijing. Hong Kong is China’s window to global capital, an ... More


Singapore: Connecting Asian Markets with Global Finance

Karen P.Y. Lai

in International Financial Centres after the Global Financial Crisis and Brexit

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198817314
eISBN:
9780191858833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817314.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, International

This chapter examines the spatial and temporal dynamics shaping the development of financial markets and activities to account for the rise of Singapore as an international financial centre (IFC). ... More


The Meanings and Global Externalities of China’s Economic Emergence

Célestin Monga

in China-Africa and an Economic Transformation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198830504
eISBN:
9780191868696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198830504.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The Chinese economy has become a multifaceted global public good. Even as China carefully and gradually rebalances its growth model from export-led to domestic consumption, it will also help address ... More


Global Power Shift: The BRICS, Building Capabilities for Influence

Roberts Cynthia, Leslie Armijo, and Saori Katada

in The BRICS and Collective Financial Statecraft

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190697518
eISBN:
9780190697556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190697518.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy, International Relations and Politics

This chapter evaluates multiple dimensions of the global power shift from the incumbent G5/G7 powers to the rising powers, especially the members of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South ... More


A Historical Prologue

Eswar S. Prasad

in Gaining Currency: The Rise of the Renminbi

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190631055
eISBN:
9780190631086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190631055.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

China pioneered the use of paper currency. This chapter traces the history of Chinese paper currency, from its origins in the 7th century, all the way to the present RMB notes. The chapter presents ... More


Hong Kong

Christopher M. Bruner

in Re-Imagining Offshore Finance: Market-Dominant Small Jurisdictions in a Globalizing Financial World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190466879
eISBN:
9780190466909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190466879.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law, Comparative Law

This chapter examines Hong Kong, a Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China. Consisting of the Kowloon Peninsula and 263 islands at the mouth of the Pearl River Delta in the ... More


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