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China's Economy: A Collection of Surveys

Iris Claus (Editor), Les Oxley (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-98244-0 December 2014 Wiley-Blackwell 208 Pages


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

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