China: Strengthening Monetary Policy Implementation

 
Author/Editor: Laurens, Bernard ; Maino, Rodolfo
 
Publication Date: January 01, 2007
 
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Summary: The People's Bank of China (PBC) has made great strides in modernizing its monetary policy frameworks but their effectiveness will diminish as the sophistication of the economy increases. Empirical evidence supports maintaining a reference to money in China's monetary strategy and enhancing the role of interest rates in its conduct. We advocate adoption of an eclectic strategy involving the monitoring of several indicators, and of a short-term interest rate as the operational target. The PBC should be granted discretion to change its policy rate, and there are no technical obstacles for such a move to occur in the near future.
 
Series: Working Paper No. 07/14
Subject(s): Monetary policy | China | Monetary policy instruments | Demand for money | Economic indicators | Interest rates | China, People's Republic of

Author's Keyword(s): Monetary policy | money demand | multipliers | monetary policy instruments
 
English
Publication Date: January 01, 2007
ISBN/ISSN: 1934-7073 Format: Paper
Stock No: WPIEA2007014 Pages: 51
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