US-China Rivalry: The Macro Policy Choices: CAMA Working Paper 35/2019

Rod Tyers, Yixiao Zhou

Research output: Working paperpeer-review


Stylized representations of recent US and Chinese tax reforms, tariffs against imports and alternative Chinese monetary targeting are examined using a calibrated global macro model that embodies both trade and financial interdependencies. For both countries, unilateral capital tax relief and bilateral tariffs are shown to be “beggar thy neighbor” in consequence with tariffs most advantageous for the US if revenue finances consumption tax relief. China is nonetheless a net loser when these policies are implemented unilaterally by the US, irrespective of its policy response, though a currency float is shown to cushion the effects on its GDP in the short run.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherThe Australian National University
Publication statusPublished - 29 May 2019

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NameCAMA Working Paper


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