Contemporary issues in the Chinese economy
- Course Code:
- Unit value:
- Year of study:
- Year 3 of 3 or Year 4 of 4
- Taught in:
- Term 1
Objectives and learning outcomes of the course
At the end of the course students should be able to:
- Provide a contemporary perspective on China’s economic reforms and their implications for managerial decision making
- Evaluate the key management implications of reform across a broad range of socio-economic indicators
- Understand the implications of demographic change in modern China
- Evaluate the major contemporary socio-economic challenges faced by China in making the transition to the market economy
- Understand the key features of China’s labour market development and discuss the main challenges faced by China in facilitating the future labour market reforms
- Discuss the main economic and political arguments on cross strait integration and how management might deal with the challenges and opportunities it poses.
- Evaluate the sustainability of China’s economic growth and provide insight on how management should deal with the uncertainty posed by this question
Method of assessmentThis course is assessed by 30% written coursework and 70% by one two hour examination
- Lardy, N (1998), China’s Unfinished Economic Revolution, Brookings
- Chai, JCH (1997) China Transition to a Market Economy, Oxford: Clarendon Press.
- Nolan, P. (2004) China at the Cross Roads, Cambridge: Polity Press
- Lardy, Nicholas R (2002) Integrating China into the Global Economy. Washington DC: Brookings Institution Press.
- Chow, Gregory (2007), China’s Economic Transformation, Blackwell Publishing
- Robert Ash (ed.) (2002) China's Integration in Asia: Economic Security and Strategic Issues, Richmond, Surrey: Curzon Press.
- Ross Garnaut and Yiping Huang (eds) (2001) Growth Without Miracles: Readings on the Chinese Economy in the Era of Reform, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Vaclav Smil (2004) China’s Past, China’s Future: Energy, Food, Environment, London and New York: RoutledgeCurzon.