Proceedings of the 2013 International Academic Workshop on Social Science

Institutional Change and Economic Growth:Evidence from China, 1978-2008

Authors
Shiyong Zhao, Shifeng Zhao
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Shiyong Zhao
Available Online October 2013.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/iaw-sc.2013.20How to use a DOI?
Keywords
economic growth, liberalization, institutional change, policy reform
Abstract

China’s economic growth since 1978 is a miracle. We argue that gradual and persistent institutional changes and policy reforms that have reduced distortions and improved incentives are the main reasons for the miracle. Specifically, liberalization, marketization, and privatization have intertwined to play their roles. We use a panel dataset covering 31 Chinese provinces over 1978-2008 to test the hypothesis. The share of private sector in the economy is used as a measure of insti-tutional change and policy reforms. We find that Chi-na’s GDP will grow by 0.5 percent if the private share increases by 1 percentage point.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2013 International Academic Workshop on Social Science
Series
Advances in Intelligent Systems Research
Publication Date
October 2013
ISBN
978-90-78677-84-0
ISSN
1951-6851
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iaw-sc.2013.20How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2013, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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