China's Rapid Growth, Yuan Misalignment and Global Imbalances
This paper develops a new international monetary framework for analysing the domestic and international repercussions of China’s exchange rate policy in the context of its rapid development. This straightforward framework reveals that misalignment of the yuan against major currencies artificially assists China’s output growth, contributes to global imbalances and limits household consumption, slowing the rise in living standards. Meanwhile, China’s Western trading partners, most notably the United States and the European Union, simultaneously experience external deficits, lower output and saving due to exchange rate misalignment.
|Length:||24 pages JEL Classification: F32, F33, F43|
|Date of creation:||Jun 2007|
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