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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
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.

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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 116m
Week
2
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.

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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 216m
Week
3
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.

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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 316m
Week
4
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.

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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 416m
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Top reviews from China’s Economic Transformation Part 1: Economic Reform and Growth in China

By AAug 20th 2018

A great course for anyone interested in learning about China. You can expect your perceptions of China, along with the driving forces behind China's rapid transformation, to be challenged.

By YTMay 12th 2019

An very informative and well-structured course. Excellent choice for those who want to understand more about the path of China's economic reform and development.

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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