China Fudging Its GDP Figures? Part Two – ANZ Weighs In

Back in September the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco published a working paper titled, Is China Fudging its Figures? Evidence from Trading Partner Data.

Written by John Fernald, Eric Hsu, and Mark M. Spiegel the paper used trading partner data as a proxy for GDP growth, comparing the proxy figures to the government’s official GDP numbers and concluded that Chinese GDP figures have been an inadequate measure of economic activity. I covered the paper's findings exclusively for paying members. Access all of our content on including years of timeless investment news and in depth analysis for only a few dollars a month by signing up here while also supporting quality content and journalism, or learn more about our premium content here

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