EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

The economic impacts of a construction project, using SinoTERM, a multi-regional CGE model of China

Mark Horridge () and Glyn Wittwer

Centre of Policy Studies/IMPACT Centre Working Papers from Victoria University, Centre of Policy Studies/IMPACT Centre

Abstract: The paper outlines the theory and database preparation of SinoTERM, a "bottom-up" computable general equilibrium model of the Chinese economy. The methodology by which we construct the multi-regional model allows us to present the economy of China in an unprecedented amount of detail. SinoTERM covers all 31 provinces and municipalities. The database of the model extends the published national input-output table for 2002 to 137 sectors. The single crops sector in the published national input-output table is split into 11 and the single livestock sector into 3. The multi-regional CGE model provides a framework that we could modify to apply to many different policy applications. We can use SinoTERM to analyse the regional economic impacts of region-specific shocks. Such shocks could major construction projects or investments in health and education sectors, in an effort to accelerate economic growth in the lagging inland provinces. We use a 63 sector, 10 region aggregation of the SinoTERM master database to model the regional economic impacts of the proposed Chongqing-Lichuan rail link construction project.

Keywords: CGE modelling; regional modelling; construction projects (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C68 R13 L74 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cmp, nep-cna, nep-ppm and nep-tra
Date: 2007-06
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations View citations in EconPapers (7) Track citations by RSS feed

Published in China Economic Review, Vol.19, Issue 4, Dec. 2008, pp. 628-634.

Downloads: (external link)
http://www.copsmodels.com/ftp/workpapr/g-164.pdf Initial version, 2007-06 (application/pdf)
http://www.copsmodels.com/elecpapr/g-164.htm Local abstract: may link to additional material. (text/html)

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:cop:wpaper:g-164

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in Centre of Policy Studies/IMPACT Centre Working Papers from Victoria University, Centre of Policy Studies/IMPACT Centre Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Mark Horridge ().

 
Page updated 2018-08-26
Handle: RePEc:cop:wpaper:g-164