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The Political Economy of the Evolution of China towards an Authoritarian Market Economy

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dc.contributor.author Zhang, Yongjing
dc.creator Zhang, Yongjing
dc.date 2008-08-18
dc.date.accessioned 2008-09-02T17:55:22Z
dc.date.available WITHHELD_ONE_YEAR en
dc.date.available 2008-09-02T17:55:22Z
dc.date.issued 2008-09-02T17:55:22Z
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/1920/3280
dc.description.abstract This dissertation provides a public choice view of modern China’s political economy. It explores the evolution of China towards an authoritarian market economy. In particular, the research focuses on the evolutionary path of institutional changes underlying the so-called China’s market miracle. The analysis begins with a fundamental assumption of public choice – “methodological individualism”, but it also links public choice to various fields. This dissertation finds that it is a rational choice of the self-interested authoritarian rulers to launch a growth-oriented incremental reform that is primarily driven by the private sector. Furthermore, the pro-competition policy reform steps have been the major institutional contributors to China’s market miracle, whereas the growing interest group activities within the private sector may hinder the legal reform and thus jeopardize the advancement of modern China’s market economy.
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.subject Public Choice en_US
dc.subject Institutional Change en_US
dc.subject Evolutionary Game Theory en_US
dc.subject Behavior Economics en_US
dc.subject China en_US
dc.subject Economic Growth en_US
dc.title The Political Economy of the Evolution of China towards an Authoritarian Market Economy en
dc.type Dissertation en
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy in Economics en
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en
thesis.degree.discipline Economics en
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University en


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