Friday, April 18, Lunch: Will China’s Renminbi Rule the World? — Eswar Prasad

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Date(s) - Friday, April 18 2014
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm



Will China’s Renminbi Rule the World?


Eswar Prasad

The Tolani Senior Professor of Trade Policy at Cornell University

Friday, April 18

12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Professor Prasad, previously Chief of the International Monetary Fund’s China Division, will evaluate the steps China has taken to promote the international use of the renminbi and its prospects of becoming a global reserve currency. China faces two major challenges on this front. First, getting the sequencing of capital account opening right relative to other policies such as exchange rate flexibility and financial market development. Second, financial market reforms — strengthening the banking system; developing deep and liquid government and corporate bond markets, as well as foreign exchange spot and derivative markets. He will also cover other developments in currency markets — especially those concerning the dollar and euro — and provide some perspectives on the configuration of the international monetary system.

Venue: Toffy

145 Shaanxi Nan Lu, near Nanchang Lu

徐汇区陕西南路145号, 近南昌路

Telephone 5450 0950

Admission: FCC members: 100 RMB; Non-members: 150 RMB


About the speaker:

Eswar Prasad is the Tolani Senior Professor of Trade Policy at Cornell University, New Century Chair in International Economics at the Brookings Institution, and Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His report on “The Renminbi’s Role in the Global Monetary System” (with Lei Ye) was published by the Brookings Institution in February 2012. He is the creator of the Brookings-Financial Times world index (TIGER: Tracking Indices for the Global Economic Recovery).


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