China's New Sources of Economic Growth: Vol. 1

China's New Sources of Economic Growth: Vol. 1

Reform, Resources and Climate Change

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Edited by: Ligang Song orcid, Ross Garnaut, Cai Fang, Lauren Johnston

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China’s change to a new model of growth, now called the ‘new normal’, was always going to be hard. Events over the past year show how hard it is. The attempts to moderate the extremes of high investment and low consumption, the correction of overcapacity in the heavy industries that were the mainstays of the old model of growth, the hauling in of the immense debt hangover from the fiscal and monetary expansion that pulled China out of the Great Crash of 2008 would all have been hard at any time. They are harder when changes in economic policy and structure coincide with stagnation in global trade and rising protectionist sentiment in developed countries, extraordinarily rapid demographic change and recognition of the urgency of easing the environmental damage from the old model. China’s economy has slowed and there are worries that the authorities will not be able to contain the slowdown within preferred limits. This year’s Update explores the challenge of the slowdown in growth and the change in economic structure. Leading experts on China’s economy and environment review change within China’s new model of growth, and its interaction with ageing, environmental pressure, new patterns of urbanisation, and debt problems at different levels of government. It illuminates some new developments in China’s economy, including the transformational potential of internet banking, and the dynamics of financial market instability. China’s economic development since 1978 is full of exciting change, and this year’s China Update is again the way to know it as it is happening


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Jul 2016
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ANU Press
China Update Series
Business & Economics; Social Sciences: Politics & International Studies, Social Policy & Administration
East Asia: China

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  1. China’s New Sources of Economic Growth: A supply-side perspective (PDF, 0.2MB) – Ross Garnaut, Cai Fang, Ligang Song and Lauren Johnston doi

Part I: Reform and Macroeconomic Development

  1. Mostly Slow Progress on the New Model of Growth (PDF, 0.8MB) – Ross Garnaut doi
  2. New Urbanisation as a Driver of China’s Growth (PDF, 1.1MB) – Cai Fang, Guo Zhenwei and Wang Meiyan doi
  3. Forecasting China’s Economic Growth by 2020 and 2030 (PDF, 0.6MB) – Xiaolu Wang and Yixiao Zhou doi
  4. Accounting for the Industry Origin of China’s Growth and Productivity Performance, 1980–2012 (PDF, 0.8MB) – Harry X. Wu doi
  5. Can the Internet Revolutionise Finance in China? (PDF, 1.4MB) – Yiping Huang, Yan Shen, Jingyi Wang and Feng Guo doi
  6. The Necessary Demand-Side Supplement to China’s Supply-Side Structural Reform: Termination of the soft budget constraint (PDF, 0.2MB) – Wing Thye Woo doi
  7. Consumption and Savings of Migrant Households: 2008–14 (PDF, 1.2MB) – Xin Meng, Sen Xue and Jinjun Xue doi
  8. China as a Global Investor (PDF, 0.4MB) – David Dollar doi
  9. Getting Rich after Getting Old: China’s demographic and economic transition in dynamic international context (PDF, 1.0MB) – Lauren Johnston, Xing Liu, Maorui Yang and Xiang Zhang doi
  10. Testing Bubbles: Exuberance and collapse in the Shanghai A-share stock market (PDF, 1.2MB) – Zhenya Liu, Danyuanni Han and Shixuan Wang doi
  11. Changing Patterns of Corporate Leverage in China: Evidence from listed companies (PDF, 1.6MB) – Ivan Roberts and Andrew Zurawski doi

Part II: Resources, Energy, the Environment and Climate Change

  1. Evaluating Low-Carbon City Development in China: Study of five national pilot cities (PDF, 0.4MB) – Biliang Hu, Jia Luo, Chunlai Chen and Bingqin Li doi
  2. Issues and Prospects for the Restructuring of China’s Steel Industry (PDF, 0.8MB) – Haimin Liu and Ligang Song doi
  3. Divergent Industrial Water Withdrawal and Energy Consumption Trends in China: A decomposition and sectoral analysis (PDF, 0.8MB) – Can Wang and Xinzhu Zheng doi
  4. Beyond Trees: Restoration lessons from China’s Loess Plateau (PDF, 0.4MB) – Kathleen Buckingham doi
  5. Policies and Measures to Transform China into a Low‑carbon Economy (PDF, 0.2MB) – ZhongXiang Zhang doi
  6. Managing Economic Change and Mitigating Climate Change: China’s strategies, policies and trends (PDF, 0.5MB) – Fergus Green and Nicholas Stern doi
  7. Issues in Greening China’s Electricity Sector (PDF, 1.4MB) – Xiaoli Zhao doi
  8. Urban Density and Carbon Emissions in China (PDF, 0.4MB) – Jianxin Wu, Yanrui Wu and Xiumei Guo doi

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