Found 3 article(s) for author 'Meg Rithmire'

Meg Rithmire on Inequality, China, and Urbanization within the Chinese Economy

Meg Rithmire on Inequality, China, and Urbanization within the Chinese Economy June 2018. GrowthPolicy’s Devjani Roy interviewed Meg Rithmire, the F. Warren McFarlan Associate Professor of Business of Administration at Harvard Business School, on inequality, China, and urbanization within the Chinese economy. | Click here for more interviews like this one. Links: Meg Rithmire’s Harvard […]

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Land Bargains and Chinese Capitalism: The Politics of Property Rights under Reform

Land Bargains and Chinese Capitalism: The Politics of Property Rights under Reform. Meg Rithmire, October 31, 2015, Book. “Land reforms have been critical to the development of Chinese capitalism over the last several decades, yet land in China remains publicly owned. This book explores the political logic of reforms to land ownership and control, accounting for how land development and real estate have become synonymous with economic growth and prosperity in China. Drawing on extensive fieldwork and archival research, this book tracks land reforms and urban development at the national level and in three cities in a single Chinese region. The study reveals that the initial liberalization of land was reversed after China’s first contemporary real estate bubble in the early 1990s and that property rights arrangements at the local level varied widely according to different local strategies for economic prosperity and political stability. In particular, the author links fiscal relations and economic bases to property rights regimes, finding that more “open” cities are subject to greater state control over land …” Link

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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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