Thursday, 19 February 2009

"China's Growing Role in World Trade"

A paper that I need to read. Apologies to those who cannot get free access to NBER papers. It is a shame that the NBER feel the need to charge instead of spreading the word.

It would be interesting to know NBER's yearly download revenues.

"Introduction to 'China's Growing Role in World Trade'"

NBER Working Paper No. w14716

ROBERT C. FEENSTRA, University of California, Davis - Department of Economics, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
Email: rcfeenstra@ucdavis.edu
SHANG-JIN WEI, Columbia Business School, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Email: shangjin.wei@columbia.edu

Over the last three decades, the value of Chinese trade has approximately doubled every four years. This rapid growth has transformed the country from a negligible player in world trade to the world's second largest exporter, as well as a substantial importer of raw materials, intermediate inputs, and other goods. This paper provides an overview of the microstructure of Chinese trade, its macroeconomic implications, trade disputes with other WTO member countries, and the role of foreign firms.

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2 comments:

Jinghui said...

Hi,

you can find the complete version of the book on this link (free):
http://www.nber.org/books_in_progress/china07/index.html

good luck,
Jinghui W

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