The Chinese Economy

Recent Trends and Policy Issues

  • Giorgio Gomel
  • Daniela Marconi
  • Ignazio Musu
  • Beniamino Quintieri

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Giorgio Gomel, Daniela Marconi, Ignazio Musu, Beniamino Quintieri
    Pages 1-5
  3. Statistical Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Alessandro Borin, Riccardo Cristadoro, Roberto Golinelli, Giuseppe Parigi
      Pages 9-34
    3. Marco Marini, Francesco Zollino
      Pages 35-53
    4. Giovanni Ferri, Li-Gang Liu, Camilla Mastromarco
      Pages 55-79
  4. Demographic Changes, Urbanization and Household Savings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Agar Brugiavini, Guglielmo Weber, Binzhen Wu
      Pages 137-159
  5. China and World Trade: Challenges and Opportunities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. Giorgia Giovannetti, Marco Sanfilippo, Margherita Velucchi
      Pages 163-180
    3. Giovanni Foresti, Stefania Trenti
      Pages 211-233
    4. Giorgio Barba Navaretti, Matteo Bugamelli, Riccardo Cristadoro, Daniela Maggioni
      Pages 255-282

About this book


This book takes readers on a unique journey across some of the most debated implications of the rise of the Chinese economy on the global scene. From the analysis, suggestions emerge on how to improve statistical tools to measure performance and to obtain more precise macroeconomic forecasts. Moreover, it confirms the suspicion that a governance model of firms that does not sufficiently encourage market competition may have significant costs in terms of efficiency for the Chinese production system. The analysis of demographic factors and of household savings gives further support to calls for a serious reform effort, particularly of the pension and health care systems, to utilize households’ savings more efficiently and equitably. Finally the analyses of Chinese and global trade underscore the need for a less superficial consideration of the implications of the Chinese presence in global markets.​


China Forecasting International trade Saving rate Stochastic frontier analysis

Editors and affiliations

  • Giorgio Gomel
    • 1
  • Daniela Marconi
    • 2
  • Ignazio Musu
    • 3
  • Beniamino Quintieri
    • 4
  1. 1., Intl. Economic Analysis and RelationsBank of ItalyRomeItaly
  2. 2., Intl. Economic Analysis and RelationsBank of ItalyRomeItaly
  3. 3., Department of EconomicsCa' Foscari University of VeniceVeneziaGermany
  4. 4., Department of EconomicsTor Vergata University of RomeRomeItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-28637-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-28638-4
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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