1st Edition

Routledge Handbook of the Chinese Economy

ISBN 9780415643443
Published July 30, 2014 by Routledge
352 Pages 74 B/W Illustrations

USD $280.00

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Book Description

China's rapid rise to become the world's second largest economy has resulted in an unprecedented impact on the global system and an urgent need to understand the more about the newest economic superpower.

The Routledge Handbook of the Chinese Economy is an advanced-level reference guide which surveys the current economic situation in China and its integration into the global economy. An internationally renowned line-up of scholars contribute chapters on the key components of the contemporary economy and their historical foundations.

Topics covered include:

  • the history of the Chinese economy from ancient times onwards;

  • economic growth and development;

  • population, the labor market, income distribution, and poverty;

  • legal, political, and financial institutions; and

  • foreign trade and investments.

Offering a cutting-edge overview of the Chinese economy, the Handbook is an invaluable resource for academics, researchers, economists, graduate, and undergraduate students studying this ever-evolving field.

Table of Contents

1. The Characteristic of China's Traditional Economy

2. The Late Qing Dynasty to the Early Republic of China: A Period of Great Institutional Transformation

3. The Centrally Planned Command Economy, 1949-1984

4. China's Economic Reform: Processes, Issues and Prospects, 1978-2012

5. Economic Growth and Development

6. Population in China: Changes and Future Perspectives

7. A Labor Market with Chinese Characteristics

8. The Chinese Savings Puzzles

9. Macroeconomic Management of the Chinese Economy Since the 1990s

10. Trends in Income Inequality in China since the 1950s

11. China's Agriculture: Past Failures, Present Successes and Enabling Policies

12. State and Non-State Enterprises in China's Economic Transition

13. Foreign Trade of China

14. China's Inbound and Outbound Foreign Direct Investment

15. Banking and Financial Institutions

16. Law and the Economy in China 

17. Political Mechanisms and Corruption 

18. Energy and Environmental Issues and Policy in China

19. The Future of the Chinese Economy

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Gregory C. Chow is Professor of Economics and Class of 1913 Professor of Political Economy, emeritus, at Princeton University, USA and has been on the Princeton faculty since 1970.

Dwight H. Perkins is the Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy, emeritus, at Harvard University, USA and has been on the Harvard faculty since 1963.