ECON 445 - The Economy of the People's Republic of China
Winter 2019, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Economics (ECON)
Department: LSA Economics
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Enforced Prerequisites:
ECON 401 (completed with a minimum grade of C- or better); OR Graduate standing.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course is an introductory course of economic development in China with an emphasis on understanding the process of economic reform in mainland China since 1978. Over the past four decades, China has been the fastest growing economy in the world and has emerged as a major player in the global economy. One goal of the course is to help students develop an informed perspective on the different historical stages, economic and political rationale, and effectiveness of the economic policies or institutional changes that have shaped China’s economic emergence. A second goal is to study the Chinese development experience in order to think critically about the process of economic and social development more generally. Most leading components of the Chinese economy will be covered, including the rural sector and agriculture, modern industrialization, and the new service economy (with special emphasis on the financial sector). In addition to learning facts about the Chinese economy, students may gain economic intuitions by getting access to some up-to-date research results under the specific settings of the Chinese economy.


ECON 445 - The Economy of the People's Republic of China
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001 (LEC)
 In Person
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
1/9/19 - 4/23/19

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