An alternative benchmark for the validity of China’s GDP growth statistics

  title={An alternative benchmark for the validity of China’s GDP growth statistics},
  author={Peter Williamson and Simon Hoenderop and Jochem Hoenderop},
  journal={Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies},
  pages={171 - 191}
Abstract The veracity of China’s official statistics on GDP growth rates is a matter of debate in both the popular media and academic literature. Given the level of institutional development, its size, complexity and fast pace of change as an emerging economy, there are good reasons to expect that producing reliable and consistent estimates for GDP is difficult. An alternative benchmark would therefore be useful. We propose a benchmark index for the nominal GDP growth constructed bottom-up from… 
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