Abstract: The root cause behind the Chinese economy’s slowing down in 2012 lies in a “one size fits all” approach to macroeconomic management. This approach must be abandoned if domestic demand is to be effectively boosted. A superior approach would involve the introduction of policies tailored to the specific needs of the economy. It would call for some combination of fiscal and tax measures to stimulate investments, to enhance the profitability of non-Internet based economic sectors, to ease lending restrictions and to increase the growth rate of the money supply. There is little risk of inflation inChina in the short term, but deflation is a real threat.
Keywords: Macroeconomic management, Credit management, Deflation
Source: China Finance and Economic Review, Volume 1, Number 1, 2012