The Chinese Economic Transformation: Views from Young Economists (China Update series)
Paperback | Jul 2019 | ANU Press | 9781760463120 | 336pp | 250x176mm | RFB | AUD$60.00, NZD$69.99
|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
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.