Central Banking: Theory and Practice in Sustaining Monetary and Financial Stability

  • 8h 19m
  • Thammarak Moenjak
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2014

Central Banking takes a comprehensive look at the topic of central banking, and provides readers with an understanding and insights into the roles and functions of modern central banks in advanced as well as emerging economies, theories behind their thinking, and actual operations practices. The book takes a systematic approach to the topic, while providing an accessible format and style that is appropriate for general audiences and students with only a minimal macroeconomic background. Theoretical reviews and examples of how the theories are applied in practice are presented in an easy-to-understand manner and serve as a guide for readers to further investigate specific ancillary central banking topics and as a means to make informed judgments about central bank actions. Important topics covered in the book include: * Evolution of central banking functions and the international monetary system

  • Theoretical backgrounds that are the foundation to the modern practice of monetary policy
  • Monetary policy regimes, including exchange rate targeting, money supply growth targeting, the risk management approach, inflation targeting, and unconventional monetary policy.
  • Actual practice in market operations and transmission mechanisms of monetary policy
  • The exchange rate and central banking
  • Theoretical backgrounds related to various dimensions of financial stability
  • Current developments with regards to sustaining financial stability
  • The future of central banking in the wake of the 2007-2010 global financial crisis
  • Case studies on relevant practical issues and key concepts in central banking

Designed as essential reading for students, market analysts, investors, and central banks' new recruits, Central Banking better positions readers to interpret the actions of central banks and to understand the complexities of their position in the global financial arena.

About the Author

Thammarak Moenjak has been deeply involved with various aspects of central banking since he started working at the Bank of Thailand (BOT) in 2000.

His work experience includes modeling and forecasting, monetary policy strategy, reserves management, financial stability assessment, and corporate strategy.

Aside from being the assistant chief representative of the Bank of Thailand at its New York Representative Office in 2008–2009, Thammarak was sent by the Bank of Thailand, and contracted as an IMF expert, to help the Reserve Bank of Fiji develop its own macroeconometric model for use in the conduct of monetary policy.

Thammarak recently completed a master degree in public management at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, the National University of Singapore, where he was on the Dean's List for Meritorious Performance, and was a Lee Kuan Yew Fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. He has a bachelor degree in economics from the London School of Economics and a PhD in Economics from the University of Melbourne.

In this Book

  • A Brief Look at Central Banking History
  • A Brief Overview of the International Monetary System
  • Modern Central Banking Roles and Functions—What Exactly is a Central Bank?
  • A Brief Review of Modern Central Banking Mandates—What are the Goals That Modern Central Banks Try to Achieve?
  • Theoretical Foundations of the Practice of Modern Monetary Policy
  • Monetary Policy Regimes—What Monetary Policy Rules a Central Bank Can Use to Achieve Monetary Stability
  • Monetary Policy Implementation—Financial Market Operations
  • The Monetary Policy Transmission Mechanism—How Changes in Interest Rates Affect Households, Firms, Financial Institutions, Economic Activity, and Inflation
  • The Exchange Rate and Central Banking
  • Financial Stability—Definition, Analytical Framework, and Theoretical Foundation
  • Financial Stability—Monitoring and Identifying Risks
  • Financial Stability—Intervention Tools
  • Future Challenges for Central Banking
  • Future Central Banking Strategy and its Execution
  • Notes