Dual Track Liberalization: With and Without Losers
AbstractThe success of the Chinese economic reforms has been linked by many observers to the implementation of a dual track liberalization mechanism. This approach, relying upon the continued enforcement of existing contracts and the simultaneous creation of a free market sector, represents a powerful mechanism in economic reform. If not anticipated, it implements an outcome that is both Pareto improving and e?ciency enhancing as compared to the status quo. When the reform is instead anticipated, intertemporal arbitrage arises, potentially undermining these properties. Only when the original policy involves both price setting and quantity restrictions can anticipated dual track liberalization maintain its attractiveness. While these conditions correspond well to the circumstances faced by transition economies, our analysis invites some caution as for the further applicability of the Chinese approach to economic reform.
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Dual Track Liberalization; Intertemporal Arbitrage; Pareto Improving Reforms; China;
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- Jiahua Che & Giovanni Facchini, 2004. "Dual Track Liberalization: With and Without Losers," William Davidson Institute Working Papers Series 2004-661, William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan.
- Che, Jiahua & Facchini, Giovanni, 2004. "Dual Track Liberalization: With and Without Losers," Working Papers 04-0100, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of Business.
- Jiahua Che & Giovanni Facchini, 2004. "Dual Track Liberalization: With and without losers," Econometric Society 2004 Latin American Meetings 123, Econometric Society.
- P2 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Systems and Transition Economies
- F1 - International Economics - - Trade
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