China's economy continues to grow at a great rate, with important consequences for China's society and environment, as well as for the wider world economy. Reforms are being undertaken in many areas within China, both to encourage continued economic growth and also to mitigate the adverse effects of growth on society and the environment. This book, based on extensive original research by a wide range of leading experts, examines many key issues connected to China's economic growth and its impact. Subjects covered amongst many others include: growth and inequality; labour market reforms; technological innovations and their impact; employment, unemployment and training; and the search for economic development that is ecologically sustainable.
Table of Contents
Introduction: China in the World Economy Zhongmin Wu Part 1: Three Decades of Economic Growth 1. Structural Changes and the Transition Process of China Alberto Bagnai and Christian A. Mongeau Ospina 2. Do Sentiment Indicators Help to Assess and Predict Actual Developments of the Chinese Economy? Aaron Mehrotra and Jouko Rautava 3. Supporting China’s GDP with Ecologically Efficient Ultra-high Speed Freight Transport Systems John Kidd and Marielle Stumm 4. Dynamic Evolution of Regional Growth Disparity in China: Evidence from 1978 to 2005 Ru Zhang 5. Growth, Inequality and Poverty in China Gopal Krishna Pal Part 2: Labour Market Reform 6. The Impact of Technology Adoption on Employment: Exploration from the Perspective of Manufacturing Industry in Transitional China Guangjie Ning 7. Evaluating Job Training in Two Chinese Cities Benu Bidani, Niels-Hugo Blunch, Chor-ching Goh, and Christopher O’Leary 8. Job Search with Non-participation Teng Ge 9. Youth Unemployment in Urban China Zhongmin Wu Part 3: Sustainable Development and Policy 10. Openness and Productivity in China M.J. Herrerias and Vicente Orts 11. Private Sector Development in Anhui Province – The Impact of Regional Spillovers from Jiangsu Province Genia Kostka 12. Does Public Ownership Really Help? - China’s TVE Development and the Change of Ownership Structure Jiannan Guo 13. Developing a Corporate Social Responsibility in China - The Impact of Government Regulations, Market Orientation and Ownership Structure Riliang Qu 14. Technological Entrepreneurship: Regional Variations and Impacts of Entrepreneurship Policy Gang Zhang, Xuebing Peng and Jun Li 15. Efficient and Equitable Compensation of Agricultural Land Conversion: Theory and an Application for China Xiuqing Zou and Arie J. Oskam. Concluding Remarks
Zhongmin Wu is President of the Chinese Economic Association (UK) and Reader in Economics, Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University, UK.