Title

The Impacts of Hong Kong's Currency Board Reforms on Its Interbank Market

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2003

Abstract

Among the economies with a Currency Board System (CBS), Hong Kong (HK) is probably the one with the largest and most developed financial sector, as well as the highest capital mobility. Hence, studying HK’s CBS is not only crucial to HK, but also important for the understanding of the modern CBS. This paper outlines the major monetary reforms in HK since the late 1980s. The impacts of these reforms and the 1997–1998 Asian Financial Crisis are then examined empirically. We focus on the differentials between the US and HK interbank interest rates. We assume the conditional-mean equation follows an autoregressive process and the conditional-variance equation follows a generalized autoregressive conditional heteroscedasticity process. This model captures the time-varying level and volatility of the differential. In light of the empirical results we provide an assessment of the reforms in HK.

Keywords

Asian financial crisis; Currency board system; GARCH model; Interbank rate

Discipline

Finance

Research Areas

Econometrics

Publication

Journal of Banking and Finance

Volume

27

Issue

12

First Page

2273

Last Page

2296

ISSN

0378-4266

Identifier

10.1016/s0378-4266(02)00326-6

Publisher

Elsevier

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/s0378-4266(02)00326-6

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