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Financial Distortions in China; A General Equilibrium Approach

Diego Anzoategui, Mali Chivakul () and Wojciech Maliszewski

No 15/274, IMF Working Papers from International Monetary Fund

Abstract: Widespread implicit guarantees and interest ceilings were major distortions in China’s financial system, contributing to a misallocation of resources. We analyze the impact of removing such frictions in a general equilibrium setting. The results show that comprehensive reforms generate better outcomes than partial ones: removing the deposit rate ceiling alone increases output, but the efficiency of capital allocation does not improve. Removing implicit guarantees improves output through lower cost of capital for private companies and better resource allocation.

Keywords: Asia and Pacific; China; China, People's Republic of; Financial distortions, interest rate liberalization, implicit government guarantees, interest, guarantees, deposit, implicit guarantees, deposits, General, Asia including Middle East, Government Policy and Regulation, (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2015-12-24
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