An Empirical Analysis of China's Export Behavior

34 Pages Posted: 27 Feb 2004

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Valerie Cerra

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Sweta C. Saxena

Bank for International Settlements (BIS) - Monetary and Economic Department

Date Written: November 2002

Abstract

This paper studies the behavior of China's exports from the mid-1980s through 2001. Extensive quarterly data on values and quantities of major export products have been taken from Chinese custom statistics to form a panel data set. The data are used to estimate export supply price elasticities, including by industry groups. The extensive product level data permits the use of panel estimation techniques in order to increase the power of testing methodology. Aggregate quarterly export unit price indices are also constructed and thereby provide an input to future research on China's trade.

Keywords: China, Trade, Export elasticities, Structural reform

JEL Classification: F14

Suggested Citation

Cerra, Valerie and Saxena, Sweta Chaman, An Empirical Analysis of China's Export Behavior (November 2002). IMF Working Paper No. 02/200, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=507503 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.507503

Valerie Cerra

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