NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Trends and Cycles in China's Macroeconomy

Chun Chang, Kaiji Chen, Daniel F. Waggoner, Tao Zha

NBER Working Paper No. 21244
Issued in June 2015

---- Acknowledgements ----

Special thanks go to Marty Eichenbaum, Jonathan Parker, and Chris Sims for critical comments. We thank Toni Braun, Paco Buera, Gregory Chow, Larry Christiano, Xiang Deng, John Fernald, Lars Hansen, Rachel Ngai, Pat Higgins, Loukas Karabarbounis, Sergio Rebelo, Richard Rogerson, Pedro Silos, Aleh Tsyvinski, Harald Uhlig, Mark Watson, Kei-Mu Yi, Vivian Yue, Mei Zhu, Xiaodong Zhu, and seminar participants at People's Bank of China, Princeton University, University of Chicago, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, 2014 European Economic Association & Econometric Society Summer Program, Beijing University, 2014 Conference on "Macroeconomic Policies and Business Cycles" hosed by Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance, 2015 Bank of Canada and University of Toronto Conference on the Chinese Economy, George Washington University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and Hong Kong Monetary Authority for helpful discussions. We also thank Shiyi Chen, Gary Jefferson, Kang Shi, and Jun Zhang for sharing their TFP calculations with us. Last but not least, we are deeply grateful to Pat Higgins, Hongwei Wu, Tong Xu, Jing Yu, and Karen Zhong for extensive research support. This research is also supported in part by the National Science Foundation Grant SES 1127665 and by the National Natural Science Foundation of China Project Numbers 71473168, 71172127, and 71473169. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta or the Federal Reserve System or the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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