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China's Economy: A Collection of Surveys

Iris Claus (Editor), Les Oxley (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-118-98247-1
208 pages
February 2015, Wiley-Blackwell


This collection of critical surveys provides readers with a range of up-to-date work from leading scholars in the area, writing on some of the key issues facing China, as they survey the present and future challenges of the Chinese economy

  • Nine papers provide detailed discussion on key aspects of the past, present and future of the Chinese economy
  • Leaders in their relevant fields of scholarship tackle some of the critical issues facing China
  • Contributors identify common themes, including the household registration system, urbanization, demographic transition, inequality and the sustainability of economic growth
  • Articles provide a critical review of the literature and discuss policy implications and areas for future research
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Table of Contents

1. The Chinese Economy, Past, Present and Future 1
Iris Claus and Les Oxley

2. A Survey of Recent Research in Chinese Economic History 7
Kent Deng

3. Demographic Transition and Labour Market Changes: Implications for Economic Development in China 25
Yang Du and Cuifen Yang

4. Pension Reform in China: Challenges and Opportunities 45
Yong Cai and Yuan Cheng

5. The Evolution of the Housing Market and Its Socioeconomic Impacts in the Post-Reform People’s Republic of China: A Survey of the Literature 63
Jie Chen and Xuehui Han

6. Urbanization and Urban Systems in the People’s Republic of China: Research Findings and Policy Recommendations 83
Ming Lu and Guanghua Wan

7. Income Inequality in the People’s Republic of China: Trends, Determinants, and Proposed Remedies 99
Chen Wang, GuanghuaWan and Dan Yang

8. The Evolving Geography of China’s Industrial Production: Implications for Pollution Dynamics and Urban Quality of Life 125
Siqi Zheng, Cong Sun, Ye Qi and Matthew E. Kahn

9. Innovation in China 143
Peilei Fan

10. China’s Service Trade 165
Hejing Chen and John Whalley

Index 197

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Author Information

Iris Claus is a Senior Fellow, Department of Economics, Waikato University, New Zealand. Her current research interests are in unconventional monetary policy, taxation, financial intermediation, open economy macroeconomics and general equilibrium modeling. She is the Managing Editor for Journal Economic Surveys and Associate Editor of Asian Economic Papers.

Les Oxley is Professor in Economics, University of Waikato, New Zealand, and Adjunct Professor, School of Economics and Finance, Curtin University of Technology, Australia. He is the editor of, amongst others, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Geography and Growth (with P. McCann, Wiley-Blackwell, 2012), Economics and History: Surveys in Cliometrics (with D. Greasley, Wiley-Blackwell, 2011), and the author of China’s Energy Economy: Reforms, Market Development, Factor Substitution and the Determinants of Energy Intensity (with Hengyun Ma, 2012).

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