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The impact of the Chinese exchange policy on foreign trade with the European Union Translated title: O impacto da política cambial chinesa no comércio exterior com a União Europeia

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      ABSTRACT The aim of this paper is to analyze the impact of the Chinese foreign exchange policy on foreign trade with the European Union. After describing the importance of the exchange rate in an open economy and some of the methodologies employed to calculate its equilibrium value, we examine whether the Chinese competitiveness is due to the existence of misalignment (undervaluation) of its exchange rate, or rather, to other sources of competitiveness. For this purpose, we use a Vector Error Correction (VEC) model to estimate a long-run exports equation. The empirical results indicate that over the past few years, Chinese exports have benefited from an “unfair” competitive advantage resulting from the manipulation of its currency value.

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      RESUMO O objetivo deste artigo é analisar o impacto da política cambial chinesa sobre o comércio exterior com a União Europeia. Depois de descrever a importância da taxa de câmbio em uma economia aberta e algumas das metodologias empregadas para calcular seu valor de equilíbrio, examinamos se a competitividade chinesa se deve à existência de desalinhamento de sua taxa de câmbio, ou melhor, a outras fontes de competitividade. Para isso, utilizamos um modelo de Vetor de Correção de Erro (VEC) para estimar uma equação de exportações de longo prazo. Os resultados empíricos indicam que, nos últimos anos, as exportações chinesas se beneficiaram de uma vantagem competitiva “injusta” resultante da manipulação do seu valor cambial.

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            orgnameUniversidade de Coimbra orgdiv1Faculty of Economics orgdiv2Centre for Business and Economics Research Portugal ana_cardoso_20@
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            Brazilian Journal of Political Economy
            Brazil. J. Polit. Econ.
            Editora 34 (São Paulo, SP, Brazil )
            December 2017
            : 37
            : 4
            : 870-893
            S0101-31572017000400870 10.1590/0101-31572017v37n04a12

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