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No Razor’s Edge: Reexamining Alwyn Young’s Evidence for Increasing Inter-Provincial Trade Barriers in China

Authors Holz, Carsten A.
Issue Date 2009
Source The Review of Economics and Statistics , v. 91, (3), Aug 2009, p. 599-616
Summary Alwyn Young (2000) argues that barriers to interprovincial trade in China have increased during the reform period. This paper critically examines each of his five arguments and the evidence he presents. In all five instances, the argument is problematic and the evidence not robust. A comparison with the United States shows the Chinese evidence to be well within the range of that of a normal, relatively integrated large economy.
ISSN 0034-6535
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Language English
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