Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Growing like China revisit : a quantitative analysis during 1998 -- 2015
Authors: Long, Haiyan
Peng, Yudan
Ren, Jiayi
Keywords: DRNTU::Social sciences
Issue Date: 2017
Abstract: The growth pattern of the Chinese economy since 1990s is very controversial: the high output growth is accompanied by sustained increases in returns on capital, investment rates, and saving rates. Song et al. (2011) have proposed a theory of economic transition which can comprehensively explain Chinese experience from 1992 to 2007. But from 2008 onwards, due to the global recession and financial crisis, the Chinese economy has experienced tremendous changes including government’s four-trillion-Yuan stimulus package, the reform of state-owned firms and the revolution in the capital market. Therefore, we modify Song’s model to mimic China’s economic development until 2015. The private firms operated by entrepreneurs are more productive, but the financial imperfections force them to rely on internal savings to raise capital. State-owned firms with low-productivity depend on their superiority in the financial market to remain in the game. As the financial market in China becomes more developed, financial frictions gradually decrease; meanwhile, the continuous growth of the saving rate increases entrepreneurial firms’ capital stock and relaxes the limits of the high-productivity firms’ growth. While the calibrated model, in general, captures the features of the Chinese economy, it no longer matches as perfectly as before. This is likely due to the government intervention, housing bubble, foreign direct investments and overseas investments.
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
Appears in Collections:HSS Student Reports (FYP/IA/PA/PI)

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
Growing like China Revisit - A Quantitative Analysis during 1998 -- 2015.pdf
  Restricted Access
1.39 MBAdobe PDFView/Open

Page view(s)

Updated on Jun 19, 2021


Updated on Jun 19, 2021

Google ScholarTM


Items in DR-NTU are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.