Impact of Tariff Reduction on Structural Employment in China: A Computable General Equilibrium Analysis

Posted: 12 Oct 2000

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Gene Hsin Chang

University of Toledo

Dianqing Xu

University of Western Ontario

Abstract

The paper studies the effect of tariff reduction on employment in China. Using a computable general equilibrium (CGE) analysis, a model simulates the structural adjustment in the Chinese economy as a result of tariff cuts and predicts their quantitative impacts on structural unemployment during the adjustment period. It is concluded that the structural unemployment in China caused by tariff reduction is not as serious as some have claimed. The technique of study on structural unemployment can be extended to other countries to analyze the impact of trade reform.

JEL Classification: D58, F14

Suggested Citation

Chang, Gene Hsin and Xu, Dianqing, Impact of Tariff Reduction on Structural Employment in China: A Computable General Equilibrium Analysis. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=236298

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