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Broken Abacus?

A More Accurate Gauge of China's Economy

Daniel Rosen and Beibei Bao

Until recently a lack of precision around China’s economic size was taken for granted but caused little lost sleep: room to expand and the pace of growth were self-evident, and everything beyond that was academic for most purposes. But today the pace and even direction of China’s growth is prone to volatility, and the nation is sizable enough to cause global disruption. This study reassesses China’s nominal economic size from the bottom up. It compares China’s practices with international standards and reviews the long-standing arguments about Chinese economic statistics to separate real concerns from distractions. « less more »
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers / Center for Strategic & International Studies
Pages: 240Size: 8 1/2 x 11
978-1-4422-4084-1 • Paperback • August 2015 • $45.00 • (£29.95)
978-1-4422-4085-8 • eBook • August 2015 • $42.00 • (£27.95)
Series: CSIS Reports
Daniel H. Rosen is a senior associate of the Simon Chair in Political Economy at CSIS and the founding partner of Rhodium Group. Beibei Bao is a research analyst with Rhodium Group.