When Fast Growing Economies Slow Down: International Evidence And Implications For China

Using international data starting in 1957, the authors construct a sample of cases where fast-growing economies slow down. The evidence suggests that rapidly growing economies slow down significantly, in the sense that the growth rate downshifts by at least 2 percentage points, when their per capita incomes reach around $17,000 US in year-2005 constant international prices, a level that China should achieve by or soon after 2015. Among the more provocative findings is that growth slowdowns are more likely in countries that maintain undervalued real exchange rates.

Provided by: National Bureau of Economic Research Topic: Big Data Date Added: Mar 2011 Format: PDF

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