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The Oxford Companion to the Economics of China

Shenggen Fan, Ravi Kanbur, Shang-Jin Wei, and Xiaobo Zhang


This book provides a wide range of perspectives on the past, present, and future of the Chinese economy. The book is based on the best research in this field from inside and outside China. The book contains ninety-eight chapters, divided into fifteen sections. The topics covered include: the China model, future prospects for China; China and the global economy; trade and the Chinese economy; macro-economics and finance; urbanization; industry and markets; agriculture and rural development; land, infrastructure and environment; population and Labour; dimensions of well-being and inequality; hea ... More

Keywords: Chinese economy, trade, finance, macro-economics, urbanization, agriculture, rural development, infrastructure, environment, inequality, health, education, gender equity, regional divergence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199678204
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678204.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Shenggen Fan, editor
Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute

Ravi Kanbur, editor
T.H. Lee Professor of World Affairs, International Professor of Applied Economics and Management, and Professor of Economics, Cornell University

Shang-Jin Wei, editor
N.T. Wang Professor and the Director of the Chazen Institute

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The economics of China

Shenggen Fan, Ravi Kanbur, Shang-Jin Wei, and Xiaobo Zhang

Part I The China Model

5 China and India

Pranab Bardhan

Part II Future Prospects for China

7 China’s prospects for future growth

Robert W. Fogel and Nathaniel Grotte

Part III China and the Global Economy

17 US–China economic relations

Stephen C. Smith and Yao Pan

18 China and the WTO

Aaditya Mattoo and Arvind Subramanian

19 China’s aid policy

Deborah Bräutigam

Part IV Trade and the Chinese Economy

Part V Macro-economics and Finance

25 China

Ross Garnaut

26 Chinese tax structure

Roger Gordon and Wei Li

28 China’s high saving puzzle

Guonan Ma and Dennis Tao Yang

29 Monetary policy in China

Eswar Prasad and Boyang Zhang

Part VI Urbanization

34 Urbanization in China

J. Vernon Henderson

38 The urban pension system

Zheng Song, Kjetil Storesletten, Yikai Wang, and Fabrizio Zilibotti

Part VII Industry and Markets

Part VIII Agriculture and Rural Development

50 Agricultural R&D and extension

Jikun Huang and Scott Rozelle

51 Rural credit in China

Calum G. Turvey

Part IX Land, Infrastructure, and Environment

56 Infrastructure in China

Sylvie Démurger

Part X Population and Labour

Part XI Dimensions of Well-being and Inequality

65 China’s well-being since 1990

Richard A. Easterlin

67 Poverty

Albert Park and Sangui Wang

Part XII Health and Education

74 Economics of health transitions in China

Gordon G. Liu and Samuel Krumholz

77 Human capital

Haizheng Li and Qinyi Liu

Part XIII Gender Equity

81 High sex ratio in China

Hongbin Li and Lingsheng Meng

Part XIV Regional Divergence in China

84 Regional divergence

Kai-yuen Tsui

Part XV China’s Provinces: Selected Perspectives

87 Anhui

Peikun Dai

88 Guangdong

Wanda Guo

89 Guangxi

Zhongren Cui

91 Jiangsu

Futian Qu

92 Ningxia

Dongyu Qu

93 Shandong

Chuanting Zhang

94 Shenzhen

Jie Tang

95 Sichuan

Changwen Zhao

96 Tianjin

Chen Zongsheng

97 Western regions

Qingsheng Xie


Jinchuan Shi

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