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Johns Hopkins SAIS expert develops research paper on effects of Chinese export slowdown

New research co-authored by economist and professor Filipe Campante at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) details how negative economic shocks, such as decreases in exports, may result in domestic political turmoil, due to the impact these events have for labor markets and local governments.
“The Political Economy Consequences of China’s Export Slowdown” examines how the Chinese government has responded to the local impact of the recent export slump in the country. It finds increased labor unrest, followed by greater government concern with and investment in public security, as well as a higher probability of removal of local officials.
Professor Campante is available for interviews and background discussions on the report’s key findings, including: 

  • The impact of the export slowdown on labor unrest
  • Political response to effects of export slowdown
  • Local governments’ efforts to ensure domestic stability

Campante is the Bloomberg Distinguished Associate Professor of International Economics at Johns Hopkins SAIS. The paper co-authors also include Davin Chor, Associate Professor and Globalization Chair at Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business, and Bingjing Li, Assistant Professor at the National University of Singapore.  
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Monday, June 10, 2019
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