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Hong Kong's Link to the US Dollar: Origins and Evolution

John Greenwood


This book describes how Hong Kong surmounted the great currency crisis of 1982–83. The book rationalizes why and how the Hong Kong Monetary Authority evolved from a pure currency board to a near central bank, why the linked rate system was put in place, and how it works.

Keywords: Hong Kong, currency crisis, Hong Kong Monetary Authority, currency board, central bank, linked rate system

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9789622098909
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789622098909.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Greenwood, author