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China's Remarkable Economic Growth by John Knight and Sai Ding

Published By: Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 978-0-19-969869-1
Date of Publication: 2012


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Reviewed by: Carsten A. Holz of Stanford Center for International Development, Stanford University
Review DOI: 10.1257/jel.51.1.190.r9
Review Pages: 204-06

Book Review Abstract

Carsten A. Holz of Stanford Center for International Development, Stanford University reviews, "China's Remarkable Economic Growth" by John Knight and Sai Ding. The Econlit abstract of this book begins: "Explores how the Chinese economy has managed to grow at a rapid rate for over three decades from the perspectives of economic theory, empirical estimation, and institutional analysis. Discusses setting the stage; approaches to understanding economic growth; the evolution of institutions and policies; China in a cross-country growth perspective; the basic cross-province growth equation; the role of physical and human capital formation; the role of structural change—trade, ownership, and industry; why China invests so much; economic growth and the labor market; economic growth and inequality; economic growth and happiness; economic growth in China—prospect; and economic growth in China—retrospect. Knight is Emeritus Professor of Economics and Fellow of St. Edmund Hall at the University of Oxford. Ding is Research Fellow at the University of Oxford and Lecturer in Economics at the University of Glasgow. Name and subject indexes."


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Carsten A. Holz of Stanford Center for International Development, Stanford University


JEL Classifications

O11: Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
O47: Measurement of Economic Growth; Aggregate Productivity; Cross-Country Output Convergence
O55: Economywide Country Studies: Africa
P24: Socialist Systems and Transitional Economies: National Income, Product, and Expenditure; Money; Inflation
P33: Socialist Institutions and Their Transitions: International Trade, Finance, Investment, and Aid


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