The Chinese economy: transitions and growth

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MIT Press, Jan 1, 2007 - Business & Economics - 528 pages
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This comprehensive overview of the modern Chinese economy by a noted expert on China's economic development offers a quality and breadth of coverage not found in any other English-language text. In The Chinese Economy, Barry Naughton provides both an engaging, broadly focused introduction to China's economy since 1949 and original insights based on his own extensive research. The book will be an essential resource for students, teachers, scholars, business people, and policymakers. It is suitable for classroom use for undergraduate or graduate courses.

After presenting background material on the pre-1949 economy and the industrialization, reform, and market transition that have taken place since, the book examines different aspects of the modern Chinese economy. It analyzes patterns of growth and development, including population growth and the one-child family policy; the rural economy, including agriculture and rural industrialization; industrial and technological development in urban areas; international trade and foreign investment; macroeconomic trends and cycles and the financial system; and the largely unaddressed problems of environmental quality and the sustainability of growth.

The text is notable also for placing China's economy in interesting comparative contexts, discussing it in relation to other transitional or developing economies and to such advanced industrial countries as the U.S. and Japan. It provides both a broad historical and macro perspective as well as a focused examination of the actual workings of China's complex and dynamic economic development. Interest in the Chinese economy will only grow as China becomes an increasingly important player on the world's stage. This book will be the standard reference for understanding and teaching about the next economic superpower.

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Review: The Chinese Economy: Transitions and Growth

User Review  - Sigrid-marianella - Goodreads

Great introduction to the Chinese Economy, its history and development prior to the financial crisis. Read full review

Review: The Chinese Economy: Transitions and Growth

User Review  - Daniel - Goodreads

This is a great overview of China's economy. Particularly useful is the progression from basic and easy to understand topics to more technical chapters, such as finance. Because of this, it is suitable for both people with and without a background in economics. Read full review

Contents

LEGACIES AND SETTING rr
17
Bibliography
31
Contents
38
Big Push Industrialization and Policy
55
Bibliography
83
Vr Contents
106
The UrbanRural Divide
113
PATTERNS OF GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
137
Output Inputs and Technology
251
Township and Village Enterprises
271
THE URBAN ECONOMY
295
Industry Energy and Infrastructure
329
Technology Policy and the Knowledgebased Economy
349
CHINA AND THE WORLD ECONOMY
375
Foreign Investment
401
MACROECONOMICS AND FINANCE
425

Bibliography
158
Labor and Human Capital
179
Incomes Inequality and Poverty
209
THE RURAL ECONOMY
229
Financial System
449
CllINAS FUTURE
485
Bibliography
503
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About the author (2007)

Barry Naughton is Professor of Chinese Economy and Sokwanlok Chair of Chinese International Affairs at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of Growing Out of the Plan: Chinese Economic Reform, 1978-1993.

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