‘The political economy of reforms and the present Chinese transition’

BACKGROUND TO CHINA’S ECONOMIC REFORMS


Professors Elias Jabbour and Alexis Dantas, economists at the Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil published (in 2017) an important study of China’s economic reform, an is a good introduction to the issues behind the strengthening of the economic power of the Chinese state in the past 4 to 5 years.

The full paper is available in English at https://doi.org/10.1590/0101-31572017v37n04a08

“In general this refutes many myths on China’s economic reform in analysing the relation of the state and the market in China’s ‘socialist market economy’. It is a good introduction for economists to the processes during China’s economic ‘reform and opening up’.”

“For specialists I particularly found extremely valuable, collecting together much information, the section on the decisive role played by agriculture during the launching of China’s reform in 1978 – I knew the process in general but this provides much detailed information I had not seen elsewhere.”

John Ross, Senior Fellow at Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University, China

Shared by CHINA ENVIRONMENT NET (note the views expressed are those of the authors)

Source: Brazilian Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 37 No. 4 (2017), Oct-Dec / 2017, Pages 789-807 https://doi.org/10.1590/0101-31572017v37n04a08

Authors: Professors Elias Jabbour and Alexis Dantas at time of writing were with the Faculdade de Ciências Econômicas, Departamento de Evolução Econômica da Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro.

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