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Development and Transition : Idea, Strategy, and Viability


  • Justin Yifu Lin

    (China Center for Economic Research)


Professor Justin Yifu Lin presented his ideas on approaches to development and transition at a distinguished speaker seminar on 5 December 2007. The seminar explored the reasons underlying both the dynamic economic growth of some countriessuch as Japan, newly industrialized economies (NIEs) in East Asia, and recently the People's Republic of China (PRC) and Viet Namand the lack of such success in many other developing and transition countries. The seminar started with an overview of the industrial revolution and the subsequent division of the world into industrialized and non-industrialized countries and asked, "Why are some countries rich and others not?"

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  • Justin Yifu Lin, 2007. "Development and Transition : Idea, Strategy, and Viability," Development Economics Working Papers 22709, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research.
  • Handle: RePEc:eab:develo:22709

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    1. Justin Yifu Lin & Miaojie Yu, 2008. "The Economics of Price Scissors : An Empirical Investigation for China," Governance Working Papers 22019, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research.
    2. Chenggang Xu, 2011. "The Fundamental Institutions of China's Reforms and Development," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, vol. 49(4), pages 1076-1151, December.
    3. Xu, Cheng-Gang, 2010. "The Institutional Foundations of China’s Reforms and Development," CEPR Discussion Papers 7654, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
    4. Felipe Lozano R., 2009. "Evaluating An Alternative To Finance Higher Education: Human Capital Contracts In Colombia," REVISTA DE ECONOMÍA DEL ROSARIO, UNIVERSIDAD DEL ROSARIO, November.
    5. Justin Yifu Lin & Yan Wang, 2012. "China'S Integration With The World: Development As A Process Of Learning And Industrial Upgrading," China Economic Policy Review (CEPR), World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., vol. 1(01), pages 1-33.

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    China; development; Transition; Transitional Economy;

    JEL classification:

    • O53 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Asia including Middle East
    • P21 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Systems and Transition Economies - - - Planning, Coordination, and Reform


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