Macroeconomic impacts of Chinese currency appreciation on China and the Rest of World: A global CGE analysis uri icon

abstract

  • This paper analyzes the ex-ante short-term impacts of the Chinese RMB appreciation on the Chinese and world economy, using a novel approach of modeling nominal exchange rate adjustment in the GTAP, a global CGE model. Scenario results show that Chinese economy will be affected negatively, with lower real GDP, lower employment rates, and a decline in the trade surplus. Chinese currency appreciation has positive impact on the GDP of the major countries and regions, although by a small margin. With higher Chinese exchange rate, trade balance for other trading partner countries improves with the exception of the U.S. (C) 2013 Society for Policy Modeling. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

publication date

  • 2013
  • 2013
  • 2013