Noon Seminar Series: China’s Reform and Opening-up at Forty: The State Strikes Back?


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Noon Seminar

When: Mar 14 2019 - 12:00pm until Mar 14 2019 - 1:00pm
Where: John A. Burns Hall, Room 3015/3019 (3rd floor, Makai Wing)

With the exhaustion of surplus labor, China is now aiming at innovation-driven economic growth. Resurgent state dominance seems to be diminishing the vital role of the market and private firms, however. By highlighting the dual traps—the middle-income trap and the regime-transition trap—the presentation assesses China’s efforts at reform and opening-up over the past forty years and the prospects China’s future.

Video of Hideo Ohashi's presentation on 03/14/19 at East-West Center:


Hideo Ohashi is Professor of Development Economics and Asian Studies at Senshu University in Tokyo, Japan. Before joining the faculty at Senshu University, he was a Research Fellow at the Mitsubishi Research Institute, the Consulate-General of Japan in Hong Kong, and the Japan Institute of International Affairs. His major publications in Japanese include: U.S.-China economic friction (Keiso Shobo, 1998), Globalization of China’s economy (University of Nagoya Press, 2003), Contemporary Chinese economy (Iwanami Shoten, 2005), and Renaissance of Chinese enterprises (Iwanami Shoten, 2009). In English, he is co-editor of A study of China’s foreign aid: An Asian perspective (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013). He is currently a Visiting Scholar at the East-West Center. His research focuses on economic development of Greater China, economic relations between Japan and East Asia, and the political economy of Asia-Pacific economic cooperation.

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