1st Edition

Private Enterprises and China's Economic Development

ISBN 9780415666442
Published May 26, 2011 by Routledge
286 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations

USD $62.95

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Book Description

Private enterprises have contributed significantly to China's recent economic growth and will play a key role in achieving China's goal of building a comprehensively well-society. But how can private enterprises help China mitigate its macroeconomic problems such as unemployment, income inequality, financial disintermediation, and an unhealthy economic cycle? And what are the main obstacles to private enterprise development? Private Enterprises and China’s Economic Development answers these questions by identifying the range of cultural, political and financial challenges confronting China's private enterprises, and assessing their performance and potential. Contributors also analyse the experiences and lessons of other countries, and propose strategies and policies to help China promote private enterprise development.

Using the most up to date research on private enterprises, including detailed econometric analysis and national representative data, authors including economists, policy-makers and academics from the USA, China, Singapore and Canada comprehensively address the most important aspects of China’s private enterprise development. As such this book will appeal to students, scholars and policy-makers alike with an interested in the Chinese economy, economic growth, comparative economics and transitional economics.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction and Overview  Part 1: Financial Reforms and Enterprise Development  2. Some Thoughts on Financial Reform in Rural Areas  3. Is Public Listing a Way Out for Chinese State-owned Enterprises?  4. Financing of Private Enterprises and Deepening Financial Reform  5. Commercial Bank Regulation and Supervision: U.S. Experiences and China Implications  Part 2: Private Enterprises, Efficiency, and Economic Growth  6. Private Enterprise Development and the Profitability of China’s Regional SOEs  7. A Panel-data Sensitivity Analysis of Regional Growth in China  8. Private, State-owned, and Foreign-invested Enterprises: An Analysis of Investment Sources on Growth in China  Part 3: Openness, Legal Protection, and Private Enterprises  9. Trade, FDI, and Productivity of China’s Private Enterprises  10. The Demand and Supply of Energy in China: Implications for the Private Sector  11. Legal Protections of Administrative Regulations on Private Enterprises  Part 4: Private Enterprises, Employment and Earnings  12. Policy Reforms, Private Enterprise Development and Rural Household Earnings  13. Effects of Privatization on Employment in Transitional China  14. The Effect of Education and Wage Determination in China’s Rural Industry  15. Privatization and Rising Earnings Inequality in China’s Rural Industries: Evidence from Shandong and Jiangsu

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Shuanglin Lin is the Noddle Distinguished Professor of Economics at the University of Nebraska, Omaha, and Chair of the Department of Public Finance at Peking University.  He has served as the President of the Chinese Economists' Society.  His research interests include public finance and economic development.

Xiaodong Zhu is Professor of Economics at the University of Toronto and Special Term Professor at Tsinghua University.  He is an editor of the China Journal of Economics and serves on the editorial boards of several other international economics journals.  His research interests include economic development and macroeconomics.