Hong Kong SAR monetary and exchange rate challenges

Schenk, C.R. (Ed.) (2009) Hong Kong SAR monetary and exchange rate challenges. Series: Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Banking and Financial Institutions. Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke. ISBN 9780230209466

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Hong Kong SAR is now highly unusual as a large economy running a currency board system that pegs the Hong Kong Dollar to the US Dollar. While usually credited with providing stability and prosperity for Hong Kong, the system has become controversial since the decline of the US Dollar since 2002 and the adoption of a flexible basket peg system for the Renminbi in 2005. Why was this system adopted in the first place? Why did Hong Kong go back to a currency board in 1983 after a decade of floating exchange rates? This volume explores the origins and persistence of the system in the context of the long term monetary integration with mainland China and presents the viewpoint of several of those involved in the restoration of the currency board system in 1983. It also explains the changes made since the 1990s and looks to Hong Kong's future prospects.

Item Type:Edited Books
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Schenk, Professor Catherine
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HG Finance
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Economic and Social History
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan
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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
413411The experience of exchange rate regime change among developing countries 1968-78Catherine SchenkEconomic & Social Research Council (ESRC)RES-165-25-004Economic and Social History