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A Global View of Productivity Growth in China

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  • Chang-Tai Hsieh
  • Ralph Ossa
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    How does a country's productivity growth a¤ect worldwide real incomes through international trade? In this paper, we take this classic question to the data by measuring the spillover e¤ects of China's productivity growth. Our framework features traditional terms-of-trade e¤ects and new trade home market e¤ects as suggested by the theoretical literature and works from a reference point which perfectly matches industry-level trade. Focusing on the years 1995 to 2007, we find that the spillover e¤ects of China's productivity growth are small causing the real incomes of China's trading partners to increase by only 0.1 percent on average.

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    Paper provided by National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc in its series NBER Working Papers with number 16778.

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    Date of creation: Feb 2011
    Publication status: published as Chang-Tai Hsieh & Ralph Ossa, 2016. "A Global View of Productivity Growth in China," Journal of International Economics, .
    Handle: RePEc:nbr:nberwo:16778
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