Remaking Monetary Policy in China

Markets and Controls, 1998–2008

  • Michael  Beggs
  • Luke Deer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Michael Beggs, Luke Deer
    Pages 1-7
  3. Michael Beggs, Luke Deer
    Pages 9-20
  4. Michael Beggs, Luke Deer
    Pages 21-30
  5. Michael Beggs, Luke Deer
    Pages 31-44
  6. Michael Beggs, Luke Deer
    Pages 45-66
  7. Michael Beggs, Luke Deer
    Pages 67-82
  8. Michael Beggs, Luke Deer
    Pages 83-100
  9. Michael Beggs, Luke Deer
    Pages 101-114
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 115-125

About this book


This book covers the recent history of Chinese monetary policy. While most current work focuses on This book traces and explains the evolution of Chinese monetary policy in the years before 2008. The turn towards interest rate deregulation and market-oriented policy in China in recent years is often seen as a break with former command-and-control policy norms, in favour of Western central banking norms. We argue that Chinese monetary policy already went through a transformation under the influence of ‘new consensus’ macroeconomics after 1998, but that this surprisingly led to increased reliance on direct banking controls in the 2000s. Therefore, many of the controls that look to many like a remnant of central planning are in fact an outcome of an earlier attempt to ‘rationalise’ monetary policy, in unusual Chinese conditions. Specifically, policy returned to direct controls because of an underdeveloped interbank money market, and a glut of bank liquidity associated with enormous foreign exchange inflows in the mid-2000s.

Michael Beggs is Senior Lecturer in Political Economy at the University of Sydney, Australia.

Luke Deer is a Research Affiliate in Finance at the University of Sydney Business School, Australia.


New Macroeconomic Consensus New Macroeconomic Consensus in China Bank-dominated Financial System Monetary Policy in China Inside the banking black box in China The evolution of policy strategy in China Implementation of monetary policy in China PBoC and the Chinese Banking System Chinese Monetary Transmission Mechanism Chinese Approach to FX Markets China's Quantitative Monetary Control Methods Chinese Macro Management Chinese Exchange Rate Management Chinese Trade Arrangements Bank-dominated Financial System and China

Authors and affiliations

  • Michael  Beggs
    • 1
  • Luke Deer
    • 2
  1. 1.Political EconomyUniversity of SydneySydneyAustralia
  2. 2.FinanceUniversity of SydneySydneyAustralia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd., part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-9725-7
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-9726-4
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