Will the Renminbi become a reserve currency?

Fan, Hui Yin and Wang, Daili and Fan, Gang and Huang, Yiping (2015) Will the Renminbi become a reserve currency? China Economic Journal, 8 (1). pp. 55-73. ISSN 1753-8963 (Print), 1753-8971 (Online)

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17538963.2015.1001053

Abstract

In recent years, the authorities in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) have made great efforts to internationalize its currency. Will Renminbi (RMB) finally become a reserve currency? This paper addresses the above question from an institutional analytical framework. We find that if only economic fundamentals are used in the prediction, the expected share of the RMB in global currency reserves could reach 10% at the end of 2011. However, if institutional variables are included, the predicted share comes down to around 2%, which is a more realistic prediction. The work then proposes reform actions in developing China’s institutional environment so as to facilitate the RMB to realize the 10% potential. In general, we believe that the RMB’s international role should increase in the coming years, but it will take a relatively long period before it plays the role of a global reserve currency.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Renminbi internationalization, institutional development, capital account liberalization, F30, F33, F36, F42
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HG Finance
ID Code:12423
Deposited By:IR Admin
Deposited On:02 Dec 2015 12:57
Last Modified:02 Dec 2015 12:57

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