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How Responsive are Chinese Exports to Exchange Rate Changes? Evidence from Firm-level Data

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  • Xufei Zhang
  • Xiaoxuan Liu

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This article examines the impact of exchange rate changes on Chinese firms’ decisions on export market entry and export share. Using a large dataset for Chinese firms in 2000--2006, we find that changes in exchange rate levels play a significant role on both export extensive and intensive margins of Chinese firms. Compared to studies using macro data, our firm-level analysis allows us to control for firm and industry heterogeneity. Firm size and location matter. We do not find a difference between foreign and domestic firms in responding to exchange rate changes. Industry heterogeneity is also found to be important.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal The Journal of Development Studies.

Volume (Year): 48 (2012)
Issue (Month): 10 (October)
Pages: 1489-1504

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Handle: RePEc:taf:jdevst:v:48:y:2012:i:10:p:1489-1504

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