How big is China?

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If you want to think about urban bias in price indices, index number problems, measuring GDP from the expenditure side vs the output side, and the relative size of nations, check out “How Big is China? And Other Puzzles in The Measurement of Real GDP” by Feenstra, Ma, Neary, and Rao.

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One Response to “How big is China?”

  1. Emmanuel Says:

    Given their population sizes, the best thing to do with China and India is to use Chinese province- and Indian state-level price data in computing inequality indices. Branko Milanovic and others have done so before and should have updated results.

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