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ISSN : 2233-4165(Print)
ISSN : 2233-5382(Online)
Journal of Industrial Distribution & Business Vol.8 No.5 pp.7-13

Output and Real Exchange Rate in Developing Countries: Evidence from China

Xingang Huan*, Yugang He**
*First Author, 2016SB005, 32400217, Grain Economics Research Center, School of Economics and Trade, Henan University of Technology, China. E-mail:
**Corresponding Author, Department of International Trade, Chonbuk National University, Korea.
June 29, 2017. August 21, 2017. October 15, 2017.


Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to analyze the relationship between the real exchange rate and the output, which is based on the macroeconomic equilibrium theory in China. Its aim will be to verify whether the change in the real exchange rate has a significant effect on the output or not.
Research design, data, and methodology - This study endeavors tries to investigate the correlation among economic variables under the macroeconomic market (the commodity market and the money market) equilibrium. So, time-series data from 1990 to 2016 is applied to establish a vector auto-regression (VAR) model so as to perform an empirical analysis.
Results - The empirical results reveal that an increase in the real exchange rate will result in an increase in the output in the short run. However, the empirical results also indicate that this kind of mechanism cannot work in the long run.
Conclusions - The effect of a decrease of real exchange rate on output is significant in the short run. Also, this paper suggests that the total supply and the total demand can promote economic growth. The fiscal and money policy play a significant role in economic growth in China as well.

JEL Classification: C32, C51, D51, E20.





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