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In 1978, after nearly 30 years of socialist planning under Mao Zedong, China was one of the world’s poorest countries, saddled with an inefficient, inward-looking economy. Today, China is an upper-middle income country and the world’s largest trading nation, contributing more to global economic growth than any other nation. How could such a remarkable transformation take place? This course will examine in detail the reforms that have contributed to China’s economic development and the current challenges facing the Chinese economy. After completing this course, you will be able to: - describe the origin and consequences of China’s key economic reforms since 1978; - explain how features of China’s fiscal and financial systems have impacted development outcomes; - assess the extent to which China has integrated itself into the global economy and the consequences of such integration for China and other countries; - explain the importance of different sources of economic growth during different periods since 1978; and - critically assess the economic and policy challenges facing China going forward. This course does not offer certificate at the moment. Course Overview video: https://youtu.be/YBkhpvWUoIw
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100% 在线课程

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完成时间大约为18 小时

建议:6 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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2 hours to complete

Orientation and Module 1: China’s Gradualist Reforms

In this module, we will introduce you to China's gradualist reforms. But before you start with the lectures, please watch the Course Overview, review the Assignment and Grading page, and introduce yourself to other learners who will be studying this course with you. ...
Reading
8 videos (Total 63 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
Video8 videos
1.1 China’s Gradualist Reforms – An Introduction4m
1.2 Institutional Change – A Framework8m
1.3 Reform Overview9m
1.4 Decollectivization of Agriculture9m
1.5 The Rise and Fall of Township and Village Enterprises (TVEs)9m
1.6 The Problem of State-owned Enterprises13m
1.7 China’s Gradualist Reforms – Module Summary4m
Reading3 readings
Assignments and Grading10m
Module 1 Course Reading10m
Module 1 Lecture References10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Quiz 116m

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2 hours to complete

Module 2: Fiscal and Financial System Reform

In this module, we will focus on China's fiscal and financial system reform....
Reading
7 videos (Total 59 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video7 videos
2.2 Fiscal Decentralization: Pros and Cons9m
2.3 Reforming the Fiscal System8m
2.4 The Soft Budget Constraint11m
2.5 Reforming the Financial System13m
2.6 Shadow Banking: Threat or Opportunity?9m
2.7 Fiscal and Financial System Reform – Module Summary2m
Reading2 readings
Module 2 Course Reading10m
Module 2 Lecture References10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Quiz 216m

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2 hours to complete

Module 3: Globalization: Trade and Foreign Direct Investment

In this module, we will focus on China's trade and foreign direct investment. Apart from regular lectures, we will visit firms in China to understand the impact of foreign direct investment on them. We will also have interviews and discussions with leading scholars to provide greater insight into what is happening in the areas of China's outbound foreign direct investment and the internationalization of the Renminbi....
Reading
10 videos (Total 109 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video10 videos
3.2 International Trade: Performance and Policies14m
3.3 Trade and Development16m
3.4 Foreign Direct Investment15m
3.5 Foreign Direct Investment – Firm Visits in China17m
3.6 China’s Outbound Foreign Direct Investment6m
3.7 China’s Outbound FDI – An Expert Discussion12m
3.8 Internationalization of the Renminbi7m
3.9 Internationalization of the Renminbi – An Expert Discussion9m
3.10 Globalization: Trade and FDI – Module Summary4m
Reading2 readings
Module 3 Course Reading10m
Module 3 Lecture References10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Quiz 316m

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2 hours to complete

Module 4: Economic Growth and Structural Change

In this module, we will focus on China's economic growth and structural change....
Reading
6 videos (Total 49 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video6 videos
4.2 Sources of Growth10m
4.3 Structural Change8m
4.4 Resource Misallocation13m
4.5 Productivity Growth10m
4.6 Economic Growth and Structural Change – Module Summary2m
Reading2 readings
Module 4 Course Reading10m
Module 4 Lecture References10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Quiz 416m

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2 hours to complete

Module 5: Governance and Current Challenges

In this module, we will focus on China's governance and current challenges. Apart from regular lectures, we will visit firms in China to understand the impact of rising wages on them. ...
Reading
9 videos (Total 83 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video9 videos
5.2 China’s Governance Puzzle10m
5.3 Incentivizing Local Leaders13m
5.4 Economic Challenges11m
5.5 Rebalancing Growth11m
5.6 Challenge of Rising Wages9m
5.7 Challenge of Rising Wages – Firm Visits in China12m
5.8 Governance and Current Challenges – Module Summary3m
5.9 Economic Reform and Growth in China – Conclusion6m
Reading2 readings
Module 5 Course Reading10m
Module 5 Lecture References10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Quiz 516m

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1 hour to complete

Final Exam and Course Evaluation

Now is time to test your understanding on the entire course. Take the final exam and complete the post-course survey. Your valuable feedback will certainly help us improve future iterations of the course....
Reading
1 reading, 2 quizzes
Reading1 readings
Rate this course10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Final exam30m
Post-course Survey42m
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Top Reviews

By LAApr 2nd 2018

The best online course of economic that I have ever done. All the material, lectures and exams well prepared and contributed a lot for my professional development. I strongly recommend this course.

By GGNov 12th 2017

great course , very clear , well explained and mr park was really a great professor . waiting for the part 2

Instructor

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Albert Park

Director of the Institute for Emerging Market Studies, Chair Professor of Social Science and Professor of Economics

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