Win-Win? Assessing the Global Impact of the Chinese Economy
27 Pages Posted: 22 Jan 2021 Last revised: 26 Aug 2021
Date Written: February 12, 2020
We study the global impact of the Chinese economy based on a novel indirect approach where the spillover effect is quantified from a forecast error model under relatively favorable identifying conditions. Findings from the real-time World Economic Outlook data over the period 2004 - 2015 indicate that an increase in economic growth in China had a negative impact on most other economies one to two years ahead. The estimations furthermore uncover evidence at the global level that spillover propagated by influencing prices, including global commodity prices, which tend to increase in reaction to accelerating economic growth in China.
JEL Classification: C2, F15, F440
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