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The Impact of China’s Rise on Developing World: The Relationship between Trade Openness with China and Growth in Africa

Bortnikas, Irmantas LU (2013) EKHR81 20131
Department of Economic History
Abstract
This research tries to prescribe Chinese trade impact on Africa by analyzing the underlying link between trade openness and growth. We invoke trade openness theoretical and methodological tools to instrument our explanatory variable and control for causation, allowing us to measure the relationship between geographical component of trade and the level of income. We find no significant relationship between total trade shares and income, but find positive effects, yet limited, associated with countries other than top importers from China. We conclude that with a highest probability, Chinese impact on Africa is limited, although likely not negative.
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author
Bortnikas, Irmantas LU
supervisor
organization
course
EKHR81 20131
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Growth, Trade Openness, China, Africa, Gravity Model, Developing world.
language
English
id
3912395
date added to LUP
2013-08-23 15:15:12
date last changed
2013-08-23 15:15:12
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  abstract     = {This research tries to prescribe Chinese trade impact on Africa by analyzing the underlying link between trade openness and growth. We invoke trade openness theoretical and methodological tools to instrument our explanatory variable and control for causation, allowing us to measure the relationship between geographical component of trade and the level of income. We find no significant relationship between total trade shares and income, but find positive effects, yet limited, associated with countries other than top importers from China. We conclude that with a highest probability, Chinese impact on Africa is limited, although likely not negative.},
  author       = {Bortnikas, Irmantas},
  keyword      = {Growth,Trade Openness,China,Africa,Gravity Model,Developing world.},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The Impact of China’s Rise on Developing World: The Relationship between Trade Openness with China and Growth in Africa},
  year         = {2013},
}