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The Rise of the People’s Bank of China

The Politics of Institutional Change

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$65.50 • £52.95 • €59.00

ISBN 9780674072497

Publication Date: 06/10/2013


384 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

4 charts, 27 graphs, 16 tables


The volume is accessible to readers at all levels and is valuable reading for anyone interested in the [People’s Bank of China] and the dynamics between the PBC and the Chinese party-state over the past 40 years.—D. Li, Choice

The Rise of the People’s Bank of China focuses on how the transition to a market economy provided an opportunity for the PBC to increase its authority in the party-state hierarchy and become a key player in deciding macroeconomic policy and financial reform. A significant book on China’s central bank and an engaging, absorbing, and informative read.—Leong H. Liew, Griffith University, Australia

An innovative book that combines a close attention to institutional detail and politics, a good understanding of the broader China context, and an interesting theory-based argument.—Barry J. Naughton, University of California, San Diego

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