Agnès Bénassy-Quéré & Yeganeh Forouheshfar , 2013.
"The Impact of Yuan Internationalization on the Euro-Dollar Exchange Rate,"
CEPII Working Paper 2013- 14 , May 2013 , CEPII.
We study the implication of a multipolarization of the international monetary system on cross-currency volatility. More specifically, we analyze whether the internationalization of the yuan could modify the impact of asset supply and trade shocks on the euro-dollar exchange rate, within a three-country, three-currency portfolio model. Our static model shows that the internationalization of the yuan (defined as a rise in the yuan in international portfolios) would be either neutral or stabilizing for the euro-dollar rate, whatever the exchange-rate regime of China. Moving to a dynamic, stock-flow framework, we show that the internationalization of the yuan would make exchange-rate variations more efficient to stabilize net foreign asset positions after a trade shock.
China ; yuan ; exchange-rate regime ; euro ; dollar