The Chinese Economic Transformation

The Chinese Economic Transformation

Views from Young Economists

Edited by: Ligang Song orcid, Yixiao Zhou orcid, Luke Hurst

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The Chinese Economic Transformation, the 19th volume in the China Update book series, provides an opportunity for young economists to share their views on various issues relating to the Chinese economic transformation. More than half of the contributors to this book are female scholars. Some of the contributors are rising stars in the studies of the Chinese economy and economic transition, and some only recently received their PhDs and are on their way to establishing themselves in the field of China studies. But they have one thing in common: to passionately observe, study and research what is going on in the Chinese economic transformation during the reform period; and, by so doing, make contributions to the policy debates on, and general understanding of, the Chinese economy.

The chapters in this volume include an in-depth probe into challenges in capital and credit allocation due to financial friction and policy distortions; investigating the causes of growth slow-down in China and suitable policy responses; the evolution of the household registration system and its impact on off-farm employment and the integration of rural and urban labour markets; the growth, scale and characteristics of nonstandard employment; the development of rural e-commerce and its economic impact; innovation performance of listed enterprises in China; financial services liberalisation and its impact on firms’ performance; financing support schemes for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and the effect on banks’ credit allocation to SMEs; the potential costs of US–China trade conflict and ways to mitigate them; gender income gap in China’s labour market; causes of blockage of Chinese overseas direct investment and strategies to reduce the probability of encountering obstacles; and the role of state capital in the iron ore boom in Australia.

The great variety of topics in this year’s Update allows readers to understand the current shape of the Chinese economy and to think deeply about policies and necessary reforms for future growth and development.


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Publication date:
Jul 2019
ANU Press
China Update Series
Business & Economics; Social Sciences: Politics & International Studies, Social Policy & Administration
East Asia: China

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  1. Deepening reform and opening-up for China to grow into a high-income country (PDF, 0.4MB)Ligang Song, Yixiao Zhou and Luke Hurst doi
  2. China’s economic development: A perspective on capital misallocation (PDF, 0.1MB)Guiying Laura Wu doi
  3. Chinese corporate debt and credit misallocation (PDF, 0.4MB)Ninghua Zhong, Mi Xie and Zhikuo Liu doi
  4. A structural investigation of the Chinese economy with a hybrid monetary policy rule (PDF, 0.4MB)Jiao Wang and Ran Li doi
  5. Off-farm employment in rural China and the hukou system (PDF, 0.8MB)Yuhan Zhao, Moyu Chen and Yu Sheng doi
  6. Nonstandard employment: Global vision and evidence from China’s urban labour market (PDF, 0.2MB)Yongjie Wang doi
  7. E-commerce development in rural China (PDF, 0.2MB)Sherry Tao Kong doi
  8. Innovation of Chinese listed enterprises: Evaluation and policies (PDF, 0.2MB)Zhongyu Ma, Huiqing Gao, Weihua Yin and Zhichao Wen doi
  9. The effects of financial sector opening on financial constraints in China (PDF, 0.6MB)Liqing Zhang, Yan Zhang and Zhixiao Dong doi
  10. Financing support schemes for SMEs in China: Benefits, costs and selected policy issues (PDF, 0.3MB)Qin Gou and Yiping Huang doi
  11. Modelling the economic impact of the Sino–US trade dispute: A global perspective (PDF, 0.7MB)Deborah H.Y. Tan and Chen Chen doi
  12. Inequality of opportunity and gender discrimination in China’s labour income (PDF, 0.3MB)Jane Golley, Yixiao Zhou and Meiyan Wang doi
  13. What types of Chinese ODI activities are most prone to political intervention? (PDF, 0.3MB)Bijun Wang and Xiao He doi
  14. The impact of Chinese state capital during the iron ore boom (PDF, 0.2MB)Luke Hurst doi

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