The Chinese Economy: Transitions and Growth (The MIT Press) Paperback – October 27, 2006
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Barry Naughton is one of the top experts on China's economy, and there's no one who could have done a better job in writing a book like this. I have nothing but praise for the book, which fills a pressing need for a comprehensive textbook introducing students to the recent history, nature, and likely immediate prospects for China's economy.―Louis Putterman, Professor of Economics, Brown University
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- Publisher : The MIT Press; Illustrated edition (October 27, 2006)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 544 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0262640643
- ISBN-13 : 978-0262640640
- Reading age : 18 years and up
- Item Weight : 1.75 pounds
- Dimensions : 7 x 0.88 x 9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,091,334 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The book gives a good background for the pre reform period, characterizing the features which will condition, policy choices and facilitate policy implementation. It is a masterful explanation of the complexities of growing out of a command economy and the progressive separation between State and Government which is at the background of the institutional reforms of the 1992-2001 opening up period in China. There is a good discussion of the problems facing the financing system and the intricacies of the relationship between State and Non State industries.
It is a required reading for understanding China today and the many challenges it faces in this new stage of institution reform.
It is an intellectually stimulating, scholarly and most inspired book.
It should be mandatory Reading for all China researchers
Top reviews from other countries
Some history of pre PRC and through the pre-reform era. But clearly most of the focus is post 1978 to present day. Covered is economic growth, labour markets, financial reforms, rural and urban reforms etc