China Miracle Development Strategy and Economic Reform

ISBN-10: 9622019854

ISBN-13: 9789622019850

Edition: 2nd 2003 (Revised)

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The tremendous success of China's economic reform, in contrast with the vast difficulties encountered by the former Soviet Union and Eastern European countries in their transition, has attracted worldwide attention. Using a historical, comparative and analytic approach grounded in mainstream economics, the authors develop a consistent and rational framework of state-owned enterprises and individual agents to analyze the internal logic of the traditional Chinese planning system. They also explain why the Chinese economy grew slowly before the market-oriented reform in 1979 but became one of the fastest growing economies afterwards, and why the vigor/chaos cycle became part of China's reform process. The book also addresses the questions: Can China continue its trend of reform and development and become the largest economy in the world in the early twenty-first century? What are the general implications of China's experience of development and reform for other developing and transition economies? In this revised edition, the authors update the data and information in the book and include a new chapter on the impact of China's WTO accession on its reform.
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Book details

List price: $22.50
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Chinese University Press, The
Publication date: 7/11/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.364
Language: English

Justin Yifu Lin is professor and founding director of the China Center for Economic Research (CCER) at Peking University and professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. His articles have appeared in various academic journals such as American Economic Reviewand Journal of Political Economy.Fang Cai is research fellow and director of the Institute of Demography, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing.Zhou Li is deputy director of the Institute of Rural Development, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing.

Foreword to the First Edition
Foreword to the First Edition
Preface to the Revised Edition
Preface to the First Edition
The Authors
Economic Development Since Reform, and Prospects for the 21st Century
Policy Barriers to Persistent Growth
Key Questions
Logical Starting Point: Heavy-industry as the Priority of Development
Basic Characteristics of Heavy Industries vs. China's Economic Reality
The Macro-policy Environment for the Heavy-industry-oriented Development Strategy
The Planned Resource-allocation System
Micro-management Institutions Characterized by Nationalization and the People's Commune System
The Trinity of the Traditional Economic System: An International Comparison
Economic Growth Before Reform
Distorted Structures Under the Traditional Economic Strategy
Lack of Incentives and Low Efficiency
Leap-forward Strategies: An International Comparison
Different Interpretations of the East Asian Miracle
An Alternative Development Strategy
Comparative Advantage and Upgrading the Factor-endowment Structure
The Government's Role in Economic Development
The Comparative-advantage-following Strategy and the Asian Financial Crisis
Differences between Pre-1978 and Post-1978 Reforms
Reform of the Micro-management Institution
Reform of the Planned Resource-allocation System
The Reform of the Macro-policy Environment
The Economic Logic of "Crossing the River by Groping the Stones" - China's Approach to Reform
Improvement of Incentives and Efficiency
Correction of the Industrial Structure
Exploitating Comparative Advantage
The Cyclic Nature of Reform and Development
Rent-seeking and Corruption
Difficulties in the Reform of State-owned Enterprises
Non-performing Loans and Malpractice in the Financial System
The Aggravation of Uneven Regional Development
The Potential of Grain Supply
Coordination of the State-owned Enterprise Reform and the Reform in Economic System
Further Reform and Prevention of Financial Crises
Exploiting Comparative Advantages to Realize Sustainable Economic Development
The Demand Side of Deflation
Serious Over-supply Is the Main Cause of Deflation
The Effects of Excess Capacity and Deflation
The New Village Movement and Solution to Deflation
WTO Accession and China's Agriculture
Accession's Potential Impacts on Financial Sector
WTO Accession and SOE Reform
The Starter and Propellers of Reform
The Approach and Characteristics of Economic Reform
General Implications of China's Reform Approach
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