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The World Economy on China

The World Economy on China

Over the past 35 years The World Economy has established itself as one of the world’s leading journals on trade policy and the open economy. As part of its remit it has published significant work on development economics and economies in transition, including important work on China (on foreign direct investment, regional trade agreements, export performance, etc.)

Of course, China is not only a subject of study. China now produces more journal papers than any other country except the US; on current trends it will be ahead of the US by 2020, having increased its output 64-fold over the last three decades. That’s just one of the metrics that may have recently prompted The Economist to launch a new section in the paper (and an online blog) devoted to the country, examining its economy, transformation and impact on the world.

We are pleased to launch our own new feature here: The World Economy on China, a resource for researchers in China and for those who research China. We provide:

  • Information on The World Economy Annual China Lectures;
  • The World Economy Special Issues on China;
  • Articles published in the journal that have been read most frequently in China;
  • Links to additional resources that support Chinese researchers in successfully publishing in leading social science journal.
 The World Economy Annual China Lectures The World Economy Special Issues on China The World Economy Articles Most Read in China

The World Economy Annual China Lectures

6th November
Professor Zheng (Michael) Song, Professor of Economics, Chinese University of Hong Kong 'Institutional Foundation of China's Growth'

6th November
Professor Peter Neary, Professor of Economics, University of Oxford 'Superstar Firms in the Global Economy'

7th November
Professor Ross Garnaut, Vice-Chancellor's Fellow and Professorial Fellow in Economics, University of Melbourne

30th October
Professor Barry Naughton, Professor of Chinese Economy, University of California

3rd November
Jun Zhang, Professor of Economics and Director of the China Centre for Economic Studies, Fudan University 'Why Zhu Rongji Might Be Right: Understanding the Mechanism of Economic Development in China'

9th November
Martin Wolf, The Financial Times 'Challenges to Sustaining China's Growth'

10th November
Professor Tony Venables, 'Climate Change: Funding needs and international financial architecture'

6th November
Professor Shujie Yao, 'Understanding China's Stock Market Bubble and Crash during 2006-2008: An Economic and Psychological Analysis'


The World Economy Special Issues on China
Freely available online! Special Issue: China and the Global Financial Crisis
Volume 34, Issue 5 – May 2011

Volume 34, Issue 7 - July 2011


The World Economy Articles Most Read in China - all freely available online!
Below are the articles published in The World Economy that have been most read in China throughout 2012 - simply click on the article titles to read these papers for free online:

Excess Liquidity, Inflation and the Yuan Appreciation: What Can China Learn from Recent History?
Chengsi Zhang

The Greek Debt Crisis: Likely Causes, Mechanics and Outcomes
Michael G. Arghyrou, John D. Tsoukalas

Exports and Productivity: A Survey of the Evidence from Firm-level Data
Joachim Wagner

FDI, Productivity and Financial Development
Laura Alfaro, Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan, Selin Sayek

FDI in Chinese Cities: Spillovers and Impact on Growth
Nicole Madariaga, Sandra Poncet

FDI Policies in China and India: Evidence from Firm Surveys
Yasheng Huang, Heiwai Tang

Export Versus FDI in Services
Rudrani Bhattacharya, Ila Patnaik, Ajay Shah

Financial Constraints and Firm Export Behaviour
Flora Bellone, Patrick Musso, Lionel Nesta, Stefano Schiavo

Foreign Firms and Chinese Employment
Sune Karlsson, Nannan Lundin, Fredrik Sjöholm, Ping He

World Financial Crisis and Efficiency of Chinese Commercial Banks
Dan Luo, Shujie Yao, Jian Chen, Jianling Wang

The Rise of China and East Asian Export Performance: Is the Crowding-Out Fear Warranted?
Prema-chandra Athukorala


Additional Resources

Recent Articles of Interest:
Should Chinese Renminbi be Blamed for Its Trade Surplus? A Structural VAR Approach

Zhaoyong Zhang and Kiyotaka Sato

China and Its Dollar Exchange Rate: A Worldwide Stabilising Influence?
Ronald McKinnon and Gunther Schnabl

The Leverhulme Centre for Research on Globalisation and Economic Policy (GEP) in China
The GEP has established a branch at the University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China (UNNC). GEP runs a major international annual conference at the University of Nottingham’s campus in Ningbo, as well as seminars, workshops and The World Economy Annual China Lecture. Find out more below:

Supporting Chinese Scholarship
Wiley-Blackwell is proud to launch the Chinese Scholars Network 威立学者网, a new site to support the publication of Chinese authors in top-quality international journals. Want to find out more? Register here to become part of our user community, and receive CSN news.