Found 104 article(s) for author 'China'

Developing Asia: Will China’s infrastructure bank work?

Developing Asia: Will China’s infrastructure bank work? Kenneth Rogoff, May 2015, Paper. “With China set to lead a new $50 billion international financial institution, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), most of the debate has centered on the United States’ futile efforts to discourage other advanced economies from joining. Far too little attention has been devoted to understanding why multilateral development lending has so often failed, and what might be done to make it work better. Multilateral development institutions have probably had their most consistent success when they serve as ‘knowledge’ banks, helping to share experience…” Link

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A Window on China’s New Normal

A Window on China’s New Normal. Martin Feldstein, March 27, 2015, Opinion. “Every year at this time, China’s government organizes a major conference – sponsored by the Development Research Center, the official think tank of the State Council – that brings together senior Chinese officials, CEOs from major Chinese and Western firms, and a small group of international officials and academics. The China Development Forum (CDF) occurs just after the annual National People’s Congress...” Link

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The State of Sustainability in China

The State of Sustainability in China. Robert Eccles, October 21, 2014, Paper. “China has experienced remarkable economic growth since the reforms of Deng Xiaoping in the late 1970s. This growth has come at a significant environmental and social cost, raising the question of whether the country needs to focus more on sustainable development than on economic growth for its own sake. Moreover, there is growing recognition in China that more attention needs to be paid to achieving environmental and social as well as economic goals. This recognition has come in the form of changes in public policy…” Link

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Beware a Chinese slowdown

Beware a Chinese slowdown. Kenneth Rogoff, October 6, 2014, Opinion. “While virtually every country in the world is trying to boost growth, China is trying to slow it down to a sustainable level. As the country shifts to a more domestic-demand driven, services-oriented economy, a transition to slower-trend growth is inevitable and desirable. But the challenges are immense, and no one should take a soft landing for granted.  As China’s economy grows relative to those of its trading partners, the efficacy of its export-led growth model must inevitably fade. As a corollary, the returns on massive infrastructure investment, much of which is directed toward supporting export growth, must also fade…” Link  Verified October 19, 2014

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Asiaphoria Meets Regression to the Mean

Asiaphoria Meets Regression to the Mean. Lant Pritchett, Lawrence H. Summers, October 2014. Paper. “Consensus forecasts for the global economy over the medium and long term predict the world’s economic gravity will substantially shift towards Asia and especially towards the Asian Giants, China and India. While such forecasts may pan out, there are substantial reasons that China and India may grow much less rapidly than is currently anticipated. Most importantly, history teaches that abnormally rapid growth is rarely persistent, even though economic forecasts invariably extrapolate recent growth…” Link

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Realigning Demand and Supply Side Incentives to Improve Primary Health Care Seeking in Rural China

Realigning Demand and Supply Side Incentives to Improve Primary Health Care Seeking in Rural China. Winnie Chi-Man Yip, May 8, 2014, Paper. “China’s recent and ambitious health care reform involves a shift from the reliance on markets to the reaffirmation of the central role of the state in the financing and provision of services. In collaboration with the Government of the Ningxia province, we examined the impact of two key features of the reform on health care utilisation using panel household data. The first policy change was a redesign of the rural insurance benefit package…” May require purchase or user account. Link verified October 9, 2014

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Inequality and Growth in the ‘Chinese Dream’

Inequality and Growth in the ‘Chinese Dream’. Rafael Di Tella, Meg Rithmire, March 2014, Case. “Xi Jinping assumed his position as head of China’s fifth generation of leaders in 2012. Xi was head of both the People’s Republic of China and the Chinese Communist Party, which had ruled China since 1949. Xi inherited a country far more unequal than the one that Mao Zedong, Communist China’s first leader, had left behind in 1978. The growth of markets had made China much wealthier, but also generated many social problems, including inequality, corruption, and social protests. This case…” May require purchase or user account. Link verified August 21, 2014

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How Does China’s New Labour Contract Law Affect Floating Workers?

How Does China’s New Labour Contract Law Affect Floating Workers? Richard Freeman, February 2014, Paper. “China’s new Labor Contract Law took effect on January 2008 and required firms to give migrant workers written contracts, strengthened labor protections for workers and contained penalties for firms that did not follow the labor code. This paper uses survey data of migrant workers in the Pearl River Delta before and after the law and a retrospective question on when workers received their first labor contract to assess the effects of the law on labor outcomes. The evidence shows that the new law increased the percentage of migrant workers with written contracts, which in turn raised social insurance coverage, reduced the likelihood of wage arrears, and raised the likelihood that the worker had a union at their workplace …Link

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Land Politics and Local State Capacities: The Political Economy of Urban Change in China

Land Politics and Local State Capacities: The Political Economy of Urban Change in China. Meg Elizabeth Rithmire, December 2013, Paper. “Despite common national institutions and incentives to remake urban landscapes to anchor growth, generate land-lease revenues, and display a capacious administration, Chinese urban governments exhibit varying levels of control over land. This article uses a paired comparison of Dalian and Harbin in China’s Northeast to link differences in local political economies to land politics. Dalian, benefitting from early access to foreign capital…” Link verified October 7, 2014

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