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China's High Saving Puzzle

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  • Ma, Guonan

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    (Bank for International Settlements)

  • Yang, Dennis T.

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    (University of Virginia)

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This paper analyzes the causes of rising savings rates for the corporate, government, and household sectors, which have jointly contributed to the upsurge in aggregate savings in China in the past two decades. Government policies to rebalance the Chinese economy are also explored.

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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 7223.

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Length: 11 pages
Date of creation: Feb 2013
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Publication status: forthcoming in: Oxford Companion to the Economics of China
Handle: RePEc:iza:izadps:dp7223

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Keywords: income distribution; current account; aggregate savings; WTO accession; trade policies; China;

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  1. Yang, Dennis T., 2012. "Aggregate Savings and External Imbalances in China," IZA Discussion Papers 6964, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  2. Guonan Ma & Wang Yi, 2010. "China’s High Saving Rate: Myth and Reality," Economie Internationale, CEPII research center, issue 122, pages 5-40.
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Cited by:
  1. Dreger, Christian & Wang, Tongsan & Zhang, Yanqun, 2013. "Understanding Chinese consumption: The impact of hukou," Discussion Papers 343, European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), Department of Business Administration and Economics.
  2. Dennis Tao Yang & Junsen Zhang & Shaojie Zhou, 2010. "Why are Saving Rates so High in China?," Working Papers 312010, Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research.

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