China's New Sources of Economic Growth: Vol. 2

China's New Sources of Economic Growth: Vol. 2

Human Capital, Innovation and Technological Change

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

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China’s efforts in searching for new sources of growth are increasingly pressing given the persistence of the growth slowdown in recent years. This year’s book elucidates key present macroeconomic challenges facing China’s economy in 2017, and the impacts and readiness of human capital, innovation and technological change in affecting the development of China’s economy. The book explores the development of human capital as the foundations of China’s push into more advanced growth frontiers. It also explores the progress of productivity improvement in becoming the primary mechanism by which China can sustain economic growth, and explains the importance of China’s human capital investments to success on this front. The book demonstrates that technical change is a major contributor to productivity growth; and that invention and innovation are increasingly driving technical change but so far lumpily across regions, sectors and invention motivations. Included are chapters providing an update on reform and macroeconomic development, educational inequality, the role of intangibles in determining China’s economic growth, and China’s progress in transitioning towards being an innovative country. The book also covers the regional dimension of innovation and technological progress by sector: in agricultural productivity, renewable energy and financial markets. Chapters on trade, investment, regional cooperation and foreign aid explore further the mechanisms through which technological change and innovative activities are emerging locally and internationally.


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Jul 2017
ANU Press
China Update Series
Business & Economics; Social Sciences: Politics & International Studies
East Asia: China

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  1. China’s Path Towards New Growth: Drivers of Human Capital, Innovation and Technological Change (PDF, 0.5MB)Ligang Song, Cai Fang and Lauren Johnston doi

Part I: Reform and Macroeconomic Development

  1. Reform Dividends to Sustain China’s Economic Growth (PDF, 0.4MB)Cai Fang and Xiaojing Zhang doi
  2. China’s Macroeconomic Balancing Act: Shifting to New Drivers of Growth and Sustaining Financial Stability (PDF, 0.6MB)Yiping Huang, Yan Shen and Qiuzi Fu doi
  3. Internal Convergence and China’s Growth Potential (PDF, 0.9MB)Yang Yao and Mengqi Wang doi
  4. Adjusting to the New Domestic Normal and the New International Normal: Supply-side Structural Reform 2.0 (PDF, 0.2MB)Wing Thye Woo doi

Part II: Education and Human Capital

  1. Educating ‘the Masses’ in China: Unequal Opportunities and Unequal Outcomes (PDF, 0.6MB)Jane Golley and Sherry Tao Kong doi
  2. Intangible Capital and China’s Economic Growth: Evidence from Input–Output Tables (PDF, 0.3MB)Shenglang Yang and Yixiao Zhou doi

Part III: Innovation and Productivity

  1. China’s Transition to a More Innovative Economy: Progress and Challenges (PDF, 1.4MB)Shang-Jin Wei, Zhuan Xie and Xiaobo Zhang doi
  2. Productivity, Innovation and China’s Economic Growth (PDF, 0.2MB)Yanrui Wu, Xiumei Guo and Dora Marinova doi
  3. Empirical Study of Regional Innovation Capability and Economic Convergence in China (PDF, 0.4MB)Chaofeng Yang, Zhiyun Zhao and Zhijuan Zhang doi
  4. China’s Patent Protection and Enterprise R&D Expenditure (PDF, 0.2MB)Zhifeng Yin and Hao Mao doi
  5. Specialist Communities in China’s Aerospace Technology and Innovation System: The Cultural Dimension (PDF, 0.2MB)Alanna Krolikowski doi

Part IV: Technological Change by Sectors

  1. Mechanisation Outsourcing and Agricultural Productivity for Small Farms: Implications for Rural Land Reform in China (PDF, 0.7MB)Yu Sheng, Ligang Song and Qing Yi doi
  2. Technological Progress in Developing Renewable Energies (PDF, 1.1MB)Kejun Jiang doi
  3. The China Interbank Repo Market (PDF, 0.4MB)Ross Kendall and Jonathan Lees doi

Part V: Technologies with Trade and Investment

  1. China’s Evolving Role in Global Production Networks: Implications for Trump’s Trade War (PDF, 0.3MB)Prema-chandra Athukorala doi
  2. China’s Overseas Direct Investment and Reverse Knowledge Spillovers (PDF, 0.3MB)Chunlai Chen doi
  3. Promoting the Belt and Road Initiative by Strengthening ‘5 + 1’ Cooperation (PDF, 0.7MB)Biliang Hu, Qingjie Liu and Jiao Yan doi
  4. China’s ‘Innovative and Pragmatic’ Foreign Aid: Shaped by and now Shaping Globalisation (PDF, 0.3MB)Lauren Johnston and Marina Rudyak doi

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