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Approx. 12 hours to complete
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Orientation and Module 1: China’s Gradualist Reforms

2 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 63 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
8 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
3 readings
Assignments and Grading10m
Module 1 Course Reading10m
Module 1 Lecture References10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 130m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Module 2: Fiscal and Financial System Reform

2 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 59 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
7 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
2 readings
Module 2 Course Reading10m
Module 2 Lecture References10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 230m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Module 3: Globalization: Trade and Foreign Direct Investment

3 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 109 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
10 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
2 readings
Module 3 Course Reading10m
Module 3 Lecture References10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 330m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Module 4: Economic Growth and Structural Change

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 49 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
6 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
2 readings
Module 4 Course Reading10m
Module 4 Lecture References10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 430m

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