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Groping for Stones to Cross the River versus Coordinated Policy Reforms: The Case of Two Reforms in China

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  • Ran Tao
  • Zhigang Xu

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China's economic transition has reached a stage where the past experimental approach is no longer sufficient. Future policy reforms need to be carried out in a holistic rather than a piecemeal manner. This paper analyzes the reforms of two related institutions in China: the household registration system and the rural land system. We argue that further institutional changes warrant national initiatives and coordinated reforms rather than merely drawing on local pilot experiences. A holistic policy package that can simultaneously promote the reforms of the household registration and the rural land system is proposed. We use fiscal simulations to illustrate the feasibility of the proposed holistic policy package.

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  • Ran Tao & Zhigang Xu, 2006. "Groping for Stones to Cross the River versus Coordinated Policy Reforms: The Case of Two Reforms in China," Journal of Economic Policy Reform, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 9(3), pages 177-201.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:jpolrf:v:9:y:2006:i:3:p:177-201 DOI: 10.1080/13841280600911568
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    1. Shu-Yun Ma, 2010. "Shareholding System Reform in China," Books, Edward Elgar Publishing, number 13243, September.
    2. Huyghebaert, Nancy & Xu, Weidong, 2015. "What determines the market share of investment banks in Chinese domestic IPOs?," China Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 34(C), pages 150-168.
    3. Shu-Hen Chiang, 2014. "The dilemma of "Twin Cities": is the suburban dependence hypothesis applicable?," Journal of Economic Policy Reform, Taylor & Francis Journals, pages 149-163.

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