Assessing the Impact of the United States–People’s Republic of China Trade Dispute Using a Multiregional Computable General Equilibrium Model

Publication | September 2020
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This paper quantifies the cost of the trade dispute that started in 2017 between the United States and the People’s Republic of China for the countries involved and the global economy. 

The paper uses a computable general equilibrium model based on the 2017 Asian Development Bank Multiregional Input-Output Tables. It simulates a scenario based on the bilateral measures implemented as of May 2019 and a scenario based on additional 25% tariffs on all bilateral imports. It looks at effects on GDP, employment, consumption, and investment in both economies. It also notes trade diversion to other Asian economies, with Japan, Malaysia, the Republic of Korea, and Viet Nam benefiting the most.

Contents

  • Introduction
  • Chronology of the Dispute
  • Literature Review
  • The Model
  • Data and Calibration
  • Scenarios and Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion
  • Appendixes

Additional Details

Authors
Type
Series
Subjects
  • Economics
  • Industry and trade
Countries
  • China, People's Republic of
Pages
  • 54
Dimensions
  • 8.5 x 11
SKU
  • WPS200258-2
ISSN
  • 2313-6537 (print)
  • 2313-6545 (electronic)

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