The effect of China's political relations on her international trade

Gregory W. WHITTEN, Xiaoyi DAI, Cheng Ze Simon FAN, Yifan ZHANG

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Abstract

China's growing influence on the world has had profound effects on the political and economic decisions of her partner countries. This paper demonstrates that regardless of the severity of the conflict (displeasure at meetings with the Dalai Lama; saber-rattling over disputed territory), political relations affect trade between China and her partners. Warmer relations lead to larger increases (or smaller decreases) in trade while cooler relations have the opposite effect. This finding is robust to estimation methods (pair-specific VARs; a SUR system).
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages28
Publication statusPublished - 13 Dec 2016
EventThe 9th Biennial Conference of Hong Kong Economic Association - The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
Duration: 12 Dec 201613 Dec 2016
http://www.hkea.org.hk/index.php/9th-conference

Conference

ConferenceThe 9th Biennial Conference of Hong Kong Economic Association
CountryHong Kong
CityPokfulam
Period12/12/1613/12/16
OtherHong Kong Economic Association
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Bibliographical note

This project is joint work with Xiaoyi DAI, (The Chinese University of Hong Kong), Simon FAN, (Lingnan University), and Yifan ZHANG (CUHK).

Keywords

  • international trade
  • conflict
  • political tensions

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