Pan Rongfang

Pan Rongfang is currently a research assistant at the East Asian Institute of the National University of Singapore, having received her Master of Science degree (International Political Economy) from the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies at the Nanyang Technological University in 2009. She was awarded the Lion Group Gold Medal for being the most outstanding student in the IPE programme during the academic year 2008–2009.

Papers Published in World Economics:

The Chinese Renminbi (Yuan)

This paper is a tentative endeavour to delineate the potential of the renminbi to become a global currency. It first analyses the critical economic, financial and policy attributes that are required to support a currency to gain an international role. It then examines whether China has the potential to acquire these attributes. The paper concludes by offering some provisional observations on the implications for Asia and the global economy should the renminbi evolve into a world currency in the coming decades.

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