Economic Interdependence: Evidence from China and ASEAN-5 Countries
Arunnan Balasubramaniam, Chin-Hong Puah, Shazali Abu Mansor
DOI: 10.4236/me.2012.31017   PDF    HTML     6,711 Downloads   12,317 Views   Citations


This study aimed to examine the interdependence relationship among five Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN-5) countries (Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand) and China from a business cycles perspective. The Granger non-causality test proposed by [1] was used to examine causal linkages in business cycles. The empirical results indicated common business cycles between China and ASEAN-5 economies. This suggested that China and ASEAN-5 share similar business cycles and could complement each other in the long run. A discussion of important insights for regional economic policy coordination in which similar business cycles provide a platform for common regional trade, as well as suggestions for monetary policies, conclude the paper.

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Balasubramaniam, A. , Puah, C. and Mansor, S. (2012) Economic Interdependence: Evidence from China and ASEAN-5 Countries. Modern Economy, 3, 122-125. doi: 10.4236/me.2012.31017.

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