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China's slowdown may be worse than official data suggest

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  • Janet Koech
  • Jian Wang

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To get a more accurate picture of China’s economy, economists examine other measures of activity that closely track growth but are less prone to political interference than output data. Industrial electricity consumption, a major production input, serves as such a proxy.

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  • Janet Koech & Jian Wang, 2012. "China's slowdown may be worse than official data suggest," Economic Letter, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, vol. 7(aug).
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:feddel:y:2012:i:aug:n:v.7no.8
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    1. Holz, Carsten A., 2014. "Monthly industrial output in China 1980–2012," China Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 28(C), pages 1-16.
    2. Holz, Carsten A., 2014. "The quality of China's GDP statistics," China Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 30(C), pages 309-338.
    3. Jing Vivian Zhan, 2017. "Do Natural Resources Breed Corruption? Evidence from China," Environmental & Resource Economics, Springer;European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 66(2), pages 237-259, February.
    4. Camacho, Maximo & Dal Bianco, Marcos & Martinez-Martin, Jaime, 2015. "Toward a more reliable picture of the economic activity: An application to Argentina," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 132(C), pages 129-132.

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