Development Centre Studies Chinese Economic Performance in the Long Run, 960-2030 AD, Second Edition, Revised and Updated

Author: Maddison Angus

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9264037632

Category:

Page: 196

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This book uses a comparative approach to explain why China’s role in the world economy has changed so dramatically in the last thousand years. This edition has been revised and updated and Chapter 4 is new. It concludes that China will resume its role as the world's largest economy by 2015.
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Development Centre Studies Chinese Economic Performance in the Long Run, 960-2030 AD, Second Edition, Revised and Updated

Author: Maddison Angus

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9264037624

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 195

View: 2083

This publication analyses the performance of the Chinese economy over the past millennium and assesses its prospects for the next quarter century, drawing on China's official statistics and employing quantitative measurement techniques which are standard practice in OECD countries. It concludes that China is likely to resume its natural role as the world's largest economy by the year 2015, thus regaining the position it had held until 1890.
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Poverty and Progress

Realities and Myths about Global Poverty

Author: Deepak Lal

Publisher: Cato Institute

ISBN: 1938048857

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

View: 6620

In his new book, Poverty and Progress: Realities and Myths about Global Poverty, renowned development economist Deepak Lal draws on 50 years of experience around the globe to describe developing-country realities and rectify misguided notions about economic progress. Unique among books that have emerged in recent years on world poverty, Poverty and Progress directly confronts intellectual fads of the West and dismantles a wide range of myths that have obscured an astounding achievement: the unprecedented spread of economic progress around the world that is eliminating the scourge of mass poverty.
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Understanding Economic Statistics: An OECD Perspective

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9264046984

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Page: 196

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Drawing on OECD statistics in particular, ‘Understanding Economic Statistics: an OECD perspective' shows readers how to use statistics to understand the world economy. It gives an overview of the history, key concepts and the main providers of economic statistics.
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Community, Market and State in Development

Author: K. Otsuka,K. Kalirajan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230295010

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 321

View: 2391

'How to combine the community, the market, and the state in the total economic system is probably the most important agenda for economists geared towards the reduction of poverty in developing economies'. - Professor Yujiro Hayami This volume brings together leading scholars from all around the world to examine and extend Professor Hayami's development model of 'community, market and state', and to pay tribute to his invaluable contribution to economics. The authors provide new empirical analysis with a clear focus on the role of the community in economic development, and its relations with agricultural markets, industrialization and the government, using primary data from major countries in Asia and Africa. This book is indispensable reading for all interested in development economics, government and market studies and international development studies.
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Indian and Chinese Enterprises

Global Trade, Technology and Investment Regimes

Author: N. S. Siddharthan,K. Narayanan

Publisher: Routledge India

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 311

View: 1010

First published in 2010. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Stationery Office Agency Catalogue 2007

Author: Stationery Office

Publisher: Stationery Office/Tso

ISBN: 9780115008603

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

View: 4114

No public library discount on this title.
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China's Technological Catch-Up Strategy

Industrial Development, Energy Efficiency, and CO2 Emissions

Author: Michael T. Rock,Michael Toman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199385335

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

View: 5278

Prior to 1979, China had a bifurcated and geographically-dispersed industrial structure made up of a relatively small number of large-scale, state-owned enterprises in various industries alongside numerous small-scale, energy-intensive and polluting enterprises. Economic reforms beginning in 1979 led to the rapid expansion of these small-scale manufacturing enterprises in numerous energy-intensive industries such as aluminum, cement, iron and steel, and pulp and paper. Subsequently, the government adopted a new industrial development strategy labeled "grasp the large, let go the small." The aims of this new policy were to close many of the unprofitable, small-scale manufacturing plants in these (and other) industries, create a small number of large enterprises that could compete with OECD multinationals, entice these larger enterprises to engage in high-speed technological catch-up, and save energy. China's Technological Catch-Up Strategy traces the impact of this new industrial development strategy on technological catch-up, energy use, and CO2 emissions. In doing so, the authors explore several detailed, enterprise-level case studies of technological catch-up; develop industry-wide estimates of energy and CO2 savings from specific catch-up interventions; and present detailed econometric work on the determinants of energy intensity. The authors conclude that China's strategy has contributred to substantial energy and CO2 savings, but it has not led to either a peaking of or a decline in CO2 emissions in these industries. More work is needed to cap and reduce China's CO2 emissions.
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When China Rules the World

The End of the Western World and the Birth of a New Global Order: Second Edition

Author: Martin Jacques

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101151457

Category: History

Page: 848

View: 3753

How China's ascendance as an economic superpower will alter the cultural, political, social, and ethnic balance of global power in the twenty-first century, unseating the West and in the process creating a whole new world According to even the most conservative estimates, China will overtake the United States as the world's largest economy by 2027 and will ascend to the position of world economic leader by 2050. But the full repercussions of China's ascendancy-for itself and the rest of the globe-have been surprisingly little explained or understood. In this far-reaching and original investigation, Martin Jacques offers provocative answers to some of the most pressing questions about China's growing place on the world stage. Martin Jacques reveals, by elaborating on three historical truths, how China will seek to shape the world in its own image. The Chinese have a rich and long history as a civilization-state. Under the tributary system, outlying states paid tribute to the Middle Kingdom. Ninety-four percent of the population still believes they are one race-"Han Chinese." The strong sense of superiority rooted in China's history promises to resurface in twenty-first century China and in the process strengthen and further unify the country. A culturally self-confident Asian giant with a billion-plus population, China will likely resist globalization as we know it. This exceptionalism will have powerful ramifications for the rest of the world and the United States in particular. As China is already emerging as the new center of the East Asian economy, the mantle of economic and, therefore, cultural relevance will in our lifetimes begin to pass from Manhattan and Paris to cities like Beijing and Shanghai. It is the American relationship with and attitude toward China, Jacques argues, that will determine whether the twenty-first century will be relatively peaceful or fraught with tension, instability, and danger. When China Rules the World is the first book to fully conceive of and explain the upheaval that China's ascendance will cause and the realigned global power structure it will create.
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Development Centre Studies The World Economy Historical Statistics

Historical Statistics

Author: Maddison Angus

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9264104143

Category:

Page: 274

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Following on from his The World Economy: a Millennial Perspective, published by the OECD in 2001, in this book, Angus Maddison offers a rare insight into the history and political influence of national accounts and national accounting.
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Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Academic libraries

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Losing Control

The Emerging Threats to Western Prosperity

Author: Stephen D. King

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 279

View: 5478

Argues that the future will bring major redistribution of wealth and power around the world, which will result in social and political consequences in the United States and Europe, when the population that is accustomed to living in prosperity must stop living beyond their means.
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The China Miracle

Development Strategy and Economic Reform

Author: Justin Yifu Lin,Fang Cai,Zhou Li

Publisher: Chinese University Press

ISBN: 9789622019850

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 387

View: 8678

Using a historical, comparative and analytic approach grounded in mainstream economics, the authors develop a consistent and rational framework of state-owned enterprises and individual agents to analyze the internal logic of the traditional Chinese planning system. In this revised edition, the authors update the data and information in the book and include a new chapter on the impact of China's WTO accession on its reform.
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Gravity Shift

How Asia's New Economic Powerhouses Will Shape the Twenty-First Century

Author: Wendy Dobson

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442611650

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 2444

Dobson's perceptive analysis of changing institutions, demographics, and politics paints a thoughtful and surprising picture of India and China as economic powerhouses in the year 2030.
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Demystifying the Chinese Economy

Author: Justin Yifu Lin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521191807

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 311

View: 5392

An insightful account of the remarkable transition of the Chinese economy from impoverished backwater to economic powerhouse.
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Contours of the World Economy 1-2030 AD

Essays in Macro-Economic History

Author: Angus Maddison

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199227217

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 418

View: 2276

Written by a pioneer in the quantitative and macroeconomic analysis of economic history, this book combines qualitative histories with quantitative data. It also seeks a new understanding of the forces of economic growth and development by taking the ultimate long view - the whole of the last millennium - and looking to the future.
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How Was Life? Global Well-being since 1820

Global Well-being since 1820

Author: van Zanden Jan Luiten,Baten Joerg,Mira d’Ercole Marco,Rijpma Auke,Timmer Marcel

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9264214267

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Page: 272

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This book presents the first systematic evidence on long-term trends in global well-being since 1820 for 25 major countries and 8 regions in the world covering more than 80% of the world’s population.
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Rebalancing and Sustaining Growth in China

Author: Huw McKay,Ligang Song

Publisher: ANU E Press

ISBN: 1921862807

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 364

View: 2696

The idea that China’s economy needs to rebalance is no longer controversial inside or outside the country. Whether it be the increasing recognition of income inequality at home; the still large external surplus; the focus on consumption and industrial upgrading in the policy discourse; the economic, political and social tensions associated with the major decline in housing affordability; the profound conflict between industrialisation, urbanisation and the biosphere; the profitability gulf between the top SOEs and private firms; or the uni-directional pressures pushing on the real exchange rate; the evidence in favour of a highly imbalanced structure is omnipresent. Rebalancing and Sustaining Growth in China brings together some of the world’s leading observers of the Chinese economy to debate the multifarious questions pertaining to rebalancing. How are we to make sense of the many, often contradictory, proposals that seek the same ultimate objective of a more sustainable growth model? What mix of policies will be most effective in addressing the required structural change without sacrificing prosperity along the way? Where should we look for root causes, and how can we avoid getting distracted by symptoms? How do China’s unique internal migration dynamics – and the Lewis turning point – constrain its options? What role will and should financial, fiscal and welfare reform play in the process? Where do water and energy security fit in? Can China innovate before it gets old – or can China get smart before it gets rich? And are intergenerational issues being taken into account?
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Escaping poverty

The origins of modern economic growth

Author: Peer Vries

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 384700168X

Category: History

Page: 516

View: 6377

One of the biggest debates in economic history deals with the Great Divergence. How can we explain that at a certain moment in time (the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries) a certain part of the world (the West) escaped from general poverty and became much richer than it had ever been before and than the rest of the world? Many prominent scholars discussed this question and came up with many different answers. This book provides a systematic analysis of the most important of those answers by means of an analysis of possible explanations in terms of natural resources, labour, capital, the division of labour and market exchange, accumulation and innovation, and as potential underlying determining factors institutions and culture. The author juxtaposes the views of economists / social scientists and of global historians and systematically compares Great Britain and China to illustrate his position. He qualifies the importance of natural resources, accumulation and the extension of markets, points at the importance of factor prices and changes in consumption and emphasizes the role of innovation, institutions – in particular an active developmental state – and culture.
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