1st Edition

Higher Education Financing in China Retrospect and Prospect

By Fang Fang, Zeyun Liu Copyright 2023
    216 Pages 23 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Based on theories of economics, sociology, and education, the book aims to explore the role of government and the market in China’s higher education investment.

    The authors comprehensively overview the characteristics of China's higher education investment system, including government funding, tuition fees, and social donations. In particular, an econometric model has been established to estimate the impact of university investment on the scale of regional higher education and average university student expenditure. Besides, they also make an international comparative analysis of the current changing trend of higher education investment structure and put forward countermeasures and suggestions to improve the government's financial and social investment in higher education.

    Professional scholars and postgraduate students studying Chinese higher education, the economics of education, and education finance will find this book helpful and inspiring.

    I Background Introduction  II Theoretical Analysis of the Investment Mechanism of Higher Education  III Research on the Investment System and Status Quo of Higher Education in China  IV Empirical Analysis on Funding Input of Higher Education in China  V International Comparison of Investment in Higher Education  VI Improve the Institutional Framework of Government Fiscal Investment and Social Funds Investment in Higher Education


    Fang Fang is the associate professor at Institute of Higher Education, Beijing Normal University. She was a visiting scholar of the University of Michigan, and a doctoral student jointly trained by Columbia University and Beijing Normal University. Her main research interests focus on higher education finance, Chinese college entrance examination reform, etc.

    Zeyun Liu is the professor at Business School, Beijing Normal University. He was a visiting scholar of Yale University and the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and is currently the Editorial Director of China Economics of Education Review. His main research interests focus on the economics of education and labor economics, etc.