Introduction and Overview

  • Mark A. De Weaver


The Chinese economy is a large and still-expanding part of an increasingly global system. What happens in the “Middle Kingdom” now affects us all. A booming China creates opportunities and jobs all over the world. A bust would be felt from Silicon Valley to sub-Saharan Africa.


State Ownership Soft Budget Constraint Animal Spirit Fixed Capital Formation Chinese Investment 
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