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Real Exchange Rate, Foreign Trade and Employment: Evidence from China

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  • Zeng, Xiangquan

    ()
    (Renmin University of China)

  • Yuxue, Cui

    ()
    (China Institute of Industrial Relations)

  • Shisong, Qing

    ()
    (China Institute for Employment Research)

  • Yumei, Yang

    ()
    (Beijing Forestry University)

Abstract

Coordination of macro-economic development and employment is an essential issue for China's social development, which largely depends on economic expansion, as well as integration into the global market to create jobs. Through the literature review and empirical test, this paper analyses the relationship between macro-economic policy and employment, and discusses the impact of real exchange rate and foreign trade on employment. The research indicates that a stable and competitive exchange rate policy plays an indispensable role in employment promotion, more effective than monetary and fiscal policies, while the export growth also plays a positive role in employment promotion.

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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 5931.

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Length: 27 pages
Date of creation: Aug 2011
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Handle: RePEc:iza:izadps:dp5931

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Keywords: China; employment; foreign trade; real exchange rate;

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