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China's Remarkable Economic Growth

John Knight and Sai Ding


How has the Chinese economy managed to grow at such a remarkable rate — no less than ten per cent per annum — for over three decades? This book combines economic theory, empirical estimation, and institutional analysis to address one of the most important questions facing contemporary economists. A common thread that runs throughout the book is the underlying political economy: why China became a ‘developmental state’, and how it has maintained itself as a ‘developmental state’. The book examines the causal processes at work in the evolution of China's institutions and policies. It estimates c ... More

Keywords: Chinese economy, economic theory, empirical estimation, institutional analysis, developmental state, growth rate, inequality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199698691
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698691.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Knight, author
Emeritus Professor of Economics and Fellow of St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford

Sai Ding, author
Lecturer in Economics, Business School, University of Glasgow