Understanding Chinese GDP

Authors: Song, Xuguang

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  • Explains the mathematics behind calculating Chinese GDP
  • Investigates the idea of "quality" GDP growth, and the shift towards sustainable development
  • Examines the ways that Chinese GDP growth is distributed to citizens, giving spending power to a new middle class
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This book provides in-depth analyses on accounting methods of GDP, statistic calibers and comparative perspectives on Chinese GDP. Beginning with an exploration of international comparisons of GDP, the book introduces the theoretical backgrounds, data sources, algorithms of the exchange rate method and the purchasing power parity method and discusses the advantages, disadvantages, and the latest developments in the two methods. This book further elaborates on the reasons for the imperfections of the Chinese GDP data including limitations of current statistical techniques and the accounting system, as well as the relatively confusing statistics for the service industry. The authors then make suggestions for improvement. Finally, the authors emphasize that evaluation of a country’s economy and social development should not be solely limited to GDP, but should focus more on indicators of the comprehensive national power, national welfare, and the people’s livelihood. This book will be of interest to economists, China-watchers, and scholars of geopolitics.

About the authors

Xuguang Song, Ph.D. in Economics, is Professor and Dean of the School of Statistics at Beijing Normal University, China. He also serves as vice president of the National Statistical Society of China and the Statistical Education Society of China. He has published numerous articles internationally and four books in the area of economic statistics. 

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Understanding Chinese GDP
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-329-733-3
DOI
10.1007/978-981-32-9733-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-329-732-6
Softcover ISBN
978-981-329-735-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 355
Number of Illustrations
20 b/w illustrations, 11 illustrations in colour
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