Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/140751
Authors: 
Popov, Vladimir
Year of Publication: 
2007
Series/Report no.: 
TIGER Working Paper Series 99
Abstract: 
This chapter is an attempt to interpret recent rapid Chinese growth in a longer term perspective. First, it is argued that recent economic liberalization produced spectacular results (1979-onwards) because reform strategy was very different from the Washington consensus package (gradual rather than instant deregulation of prices, no mass privatization, strong industrial policy, undervaluation of the exchange rate via accumulation of reserves). Besides, the recent Chinese success (1979-onwards) is based on the achievements of the Mao period (1949-76) - strong state institutions, efficient government and increased pool of human capital. Unlike in the former Soviet Union, these achievements were not squandered in China due to gradual rather than shock-therapy type democratization.
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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