Sri Thanabalasingam

Economist

Sri Thanabalasingam is an economist in the Advanced Economies Division. In this role, he conducts short-term analysis on the United States economy. Sri obtained his MA from Wilfrid Laurier University.

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Sri Thanabalasingam

Economist
International Economic Analysis
Advanced Economies Division

Bank of Canada
234 Wellington Street
Ottawa, ON, K1A 0G9

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Can Media and Text Analytics Provide Insights into Labour Market Conditions in China?

The official Chinese labour market indicators have been seen as problematic, given their small cyclical movement and their only-partial capture of the labour force. In our paper, we build a monthly Chinese labour market conditions index (LMCI) using text analytics applied to mainland Chinese-language newspapers over the period from 2003 to 2017.

Product Sophistication and the Slowdown in Chinese Export Growth

Staff Discussion Paper 2017-15 Mark Kruger, Walter Steingress, Sri Thanabalasingam
Chinese real export growth decelerated considerably during the last decade. This paper argues that the slowdown largely resulted from China moving to a more sophisticated mix of exports: China produced more sophisticated goods over which it had pricing power instead of producing greater volumes of less sophisticated products.

Assessing Global Potential Output Growth

This note estimates potential output growth for the global economy through 2019. While there is considerable uncertainty surrounding our estimates, overall we expect global potential output growth to rise modestly, from 3.1 per cent in 2016 to 3.4 per cent in 2019.

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Education

  • M.A. Wilfrid Laurier University

Research Interests

  • International Economics
  • Public Economics
  • Development economics

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