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Development Centre Studies
Chinese Economic Performance in the Long Run, 960-2030 AD, Second Edition, Revised and Updated
Angus Maddison. Published by : OECD Publishing , Publication date:  18 Oct 2007
Pages: 196 , Language: English
Version: Print (Paperback) + PDF
ISBN: 9789264037625 , OECD Code: 412007091P1
Price:   €39 | $54 | £35 | ¥5000 | MXN700 , Standard shipping included!
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Other languages:  Chinese (Distributed by another publisher) French (Available (Print on Demand))
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The study provides a major reassessment of the scale and scope of China’s resurgence over the past half century, employing quantitative measurement techniques which are standard practice in OECD countries. It uses a comparative approach to explain why China’s role in the world economy has changed so dramatically in the last thousand years. It concludes that China is likely to resume its natural role as the world’s largest economy by the year 2015, thus regaining the position it had held until 1890. A dynamic link (StatLink) is provided for each table and graph, which directs the user to a web page where the corresponding data are available in Excel® format. Except for Appendix A, this edition has been revised and updated and Chapter 4 is completely new.

"..ambitious in scope and packed with facts. Highly recommended."


"The book is a must for anyone who wants to understand the past and the future of the Chinese economy."

-Justin Yifu Lin, Founding Director, China Center for Economic Research,
Peking University.

"This second edition is a very impressive and important contribution to a subject that has deep significance for the world economy."

-Professor Lawrence Klein, Nobel Laureate.

"A welcome update to a dazzling essay."

-Nicholas Eberstadt, American Enterprise Institute.

"This review of a millenium of Chinese economic history and its implications for the future of China and the World is a remarkable achievement. A must read for anyone interested in China."

-Dwight H. Perkins, Harvard University.

"A great masterpiece in the field of economic history, the shoulders of a giant on which new generations of scholars from all over the world will stand. We Chinese scholars will benefit as greatly from this second edition as we have from the first."

-Li Bozhong, Professor of History, Tsinghua University, Beijing.

Angus Maddison is Emeritus Professor of Economic Growth and Development at the University of Groningen. He held a number of senior posts at OEEC and OECD between 1953 and 1978, and has been a policy advisor to governments in Brazil, Ghana, Greece, Mexico and Pakistan. He is the author of 20 books on the long run performance of nations, and their interactions within the world economy. He has built up an international network of scholars working in this field. He is a fellow of the British Academy, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Science, and an honorary fellow of Selwyn College, Cambridge.

Table of contents:
Foreword by the Secretary-General of the OECD
Preface by Javier Santiso
Author's Prelude to the Second Edition
Summary and Conclusions
Chapter 1. Intensive and Extensive Growth in Imperial China
Chapter 2. Economic Decline and External Humiliation, 1820-1949
Chapter 3. Dynamics of Development in the New China
Chapter 4. Problems and Prospects: The Outlook for China and the World Economy 2003-2030
Appendix A. Performance in Farming, Fishery, Forestry, and Agricultural Sidelines, China 1933-95
Appendix B. Industrial Performance, China, 1913-2003
Appendix C. Growth and Level of Chinese Gross National Product
Appendix D. Population and Employment
Appendix E. Foreign Trade
Appendix F. People and Places in Pinyin and Wade-Giles

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