Zhang, Shuguang and Cheng, Lian (2010): The Achilles' heels of growth: factor price distortion and consequential adverse wealth transfers in China. Published in:
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As critical piece of China’s gradualist economic transition, domestic price reform still faces major challenges. In particular, factor price, which is still tightly-controlled and not market-based, is lower than market equilibrium price. Factor price distortion not only reduces market efficiency but also affects wealth distribution. Subsequent wealth transfer has, over the past ten to fifteen years, created a powerful vested interests and spawned social resentment, both of which may constitute major hazards in China’s future reform and development. Keeping in mind that China will have to address factor price distortion in its next step of reform, this paper takes stock of China’s journey toward price reform; examines the relationship among factor price distortion, previous economic growth, and policy; and estimates the size of resulting wealth transfer.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||The Achilles' heels of growth: factor price distortion and consequential adverse wealth transfers in China|
|English Title:||The Achilles' Heels of Growth: Factor Price Distortion and Consequential Adverse Wealth Transfers in China|
|Keywords:||factor price; economic growth; wealth transfer|
|Subjects:||E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E6 - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, Macroeconomic Policy, and General Outlook > E64 - Incomes Policy; Price Policy
E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E2 - Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment > E25 - Aggregate Factor Income Distribution
F - International Economics > F4 - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance > F41 - Open Economy Macroeconomics
|Depositing User:||Unnamed user with email firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Date Deposited:||14. Nov 2011 22:01|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 16:17|
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