China&Apos;S GDP Growth May Be Understated

@article{Clark2017ChinaAposSGG,
  title={China\&Apos;S GDP Growth May Be Understated},
  author={Hunter L. Clark and Maxim L. Pinkovskiy and Xavier Sala-i-Martin},
  journal={ERN: Measurement \& Data on National Income \& Product Accounts (Topic)},
  year={2017}
}
Concerns about the quality of China’s official GDP statistics have been a perennial question in understanding its economic dynamics. We use data on satellite-recorded nighttime lights as an independent benchmark for comparing various published indicators of the state of the Chinese economy. Using the methodology of Pinkovskiy and Sala-i-Martin (2016a and b), we exploit nighttime lights to compute the optimal weights for various Chinese economic indicators in a best unbiased predictor of Chinese… 
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