China and India are two of the world’s largest economies, and both are growing at a phenomenal rate. Most economic scholarship has focused on their effects on the United States and the European Union, but what impact do they have on each other?
Sandra Rivera ’85 recently addressed this question when she was published by the International Monetary Fund. The paper, titled “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” attempts to analyze the impact of China’s entry into the World Trade Organization and the potential effect on the Indian economy. The paper uses “both econometrics and computable general equilibrium (CGE) models” to analyze “how India stands to lose or gain from China's WTO entry.”
Currently employed by the U.S. International Trade Commission in Washington, D.C., Rivera provides expert advice to congress on trade policy through the use of economic modeling. Rivera earned her M.A. in economics from the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque and a Ph.D. in international economics from the University of Kentucky at Lexington.
Rivera’s paper “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: What are the Consequences of China's WTO Entry for India's Trade” can be accessed online in PDF (Adobe Reader) format at: