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Postal address:Dept of Economics 150 St. George Street Toronto, Ontario Canada M5S 3G7
Workplace:Department of Economics, University of Toronto, (more information at EDIRC)

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Working Papers

2018

  1. Does Investment in National Highways Help or Hurt Hinterland City Growth?
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (9)

2017

  1. Misallocation, Selection and Productivity: A Quantitative Analysis with Panel Data from China
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (31)

2016

  1. Firm Entry and Regional Growth Disparities: the Effect of SOEs in China
    2016 Meeting Papers, Society for Economic Dynamics Downloads View citations (8)
  2. Highways, Market Access and Urban Growth in China
    SERC Discussion Papers, Spatial Economics Research Centre, LSE Downloads View citations (9)
  3. Industrialization in China
    IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) Downloads

2015

  1. Transport Infrastructure, Urban Growth and Market Access in China
    ERSA conference papers, European Regional Science Association Downloads View citations (1)

2014

  1. Challenges of working with the Chinese NBS firm-level data
    Working Papers of Department of Economics, Leuven, KU Leuven, Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB), Department of Economics, Leuven Downloads
    See also Journal Article in China Economic Review (2014)

2013

  1. From Divergence to Convergence: Re-evaluating the History Behind China’s Economic Boom
    CAGE Online Working Paper Series, Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE) Downloads View citations (4)
    Also in Economic History Working Papers, London School of Economics and Political Science, Department of Economic History (2012) Downloads
    Economic History Working Papers, London School of Economics and Political Science, Department of Economic History (2013) Downloads View citations (7)
    Global COE Hi-Stat Discussion Paper Series, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University (2012) Downloads

    See also Journal Article in Journal of Economic Literature (2014)
  2. Tariffs and the Organization of Trade in China
    Working Papers, University of Toronto, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (22)

2012

  1. Evaluating the impact of a targeted land distribution program: Evidence from Vietnam
    Working Papers, University of Toronto, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (3)
  2. Factor Market Distortions across Time, Space and Sectors in China
    Working Papers, Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research Downloads View citations (27)
    Also in 2011 Meeting Papers, Society for Economic Dynamics (2011) Downloads

    See also Journal Article in Review of Economic Dynamics (2013)
  3. Online Appendix to "Factor Market Distortions Across Time, Space, and Sectors in China"
    Technical Appendices, Review of Economic Dynamics Downloads View citations (3)
    See also Journal Article in Review of Economic Dynamics (2013)
  4. WTO Accession and Performance of Chinese Manufacturing Firms
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (19)

2010

  1. Accounting for China's Growth
    Working Papers, University of Toronto, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (34)
    Also in IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) (2010) Downloads View citations (33)
  2. Did higher inequality impede growth in rural China ?
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (1)
    See also Journal Article in Economic Journal (2011)
  3. Large Shocks and Small Changes in the Marriage Market for Famine Born Cohorts in China
    2010 Meeting Papers, Society for Economic Dynamics View citations (1)
    Also in Working Papers, University of Toronto, Department of Economics (2008) Downloads View citations (9)
  4. The Fight for the Middle: Upgrading, Competition, and Industrial Development in China
    Working Papers, University of Toronto, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (20)
    See also Journal Article in World Development (2010)

2009

  1. Creative Accounting or Creative Destruction? Firm-level Productivity Growth in Chinese Manufacturing
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (57)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Development Economics (2012)
  2. Large Demographic Shocks and Small Changes in the Marriage Market
    IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) Downloads View citations (1)
    Also in CEPR Discussion Papers, Centre for Economic Policy Research, Research School of Economics, Australian National University (2009) Downloads
  3. Substitution Effects in Parental Investments
    IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) Downloads

2007

  1. Exports and Productivity: Comparable Evidence for 14 Countries
    CIE Discussion Papers, University of Copenhagen. Department of Economics. Centre for Industrial Economics Downloads View citations (7)
  2. Inequality and Poverty in China during Reform
    Working Papers PMMA, PEP-PMMA Downloads View citations (9)

2006

  1. Inequality and Growth in Rural China: Does Higher Inequality Impede Growth?
    Working Papers, University of Toronto, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (8)
    Also in IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) (2006) Downloads View citations (12)
  2. The Usefulness of Corruptible Elections
    Working Papers, University of Toronto, Department of Economics
    Also in Working Papers, University of Toronto, Department of Economics (2003) View citations (1)
    William Davidson Institute Working Papers Series, William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan (2003) Downloads View citations (1)

2005

  1. Income Inequality During China's Economic Transition
    Working Papers, University of Toronto, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (19)
  2. Spatial Price Differences in China: Estimates and Implications
    Development and Comp Systems, University Library of Munich, Germany Downloads View citations (1)
    Also in Microeconomics, University Library of Munich, Germany (2005) Downloads View citations (46)

    See also Journal Article in Economic Development and Cultural Change (2006)

2004

  1. Informal Credit in Village Economies: Contract Duration with Personal and Community Enforcement
    Law and Economics, University Library of Munich, Germany Downloads
  2. The Evolution of Income Inequality in Rural China
    William Davidson Institute Working Papers Series, William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan Downloads View citations (16)
    Also in Working Papers, University of Toronto, Department of Economics (2003) Downloads View citations (18)

    See also Journal Article in Economic Development and Cultural Change (2005)
  3. Why Do Governments Privatize?
    Discussion Papers, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (3)
    Also in William Davidson Institute Working Papers Series, William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan (2001) Downloads View citations (6)

2003

  1. Ceaseless Toil? Health and Labor Supply of the Elderly in Rural China
    Working Papers, University of Toronto, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (16)
    Also in William Davidson Institute Working Papers Series, William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan (2003) Downloads View citations (26)

2002

  1. Agriculture and Income Distribution in Rural Vietnam under Economic Reforms: A Tale of Two Regions
    Working Papers, University of Toronto, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (26)
    Also in William Davidson Institute Working Papers Series, William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan (2002) Downloads View citations (11)
  2. Bank Discrimination in Transition Economies: Ideology, Information or Incentives?
    William Davidson Institute Working Papers Series, William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan Downloads View citations (12)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Comparative Economics (2003)
  3. LOCAL GOVERNMENT BEHAVIOR AND PROPERTY RIGHTS FORMATION IN RURAL CHINA
    Working Papers, University of California, Davis, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics Downloads View citations (5)
    Also in Working Papers, University of Toronto, Department of Economics (2002) Downloads View citations (12)

    See also Journal Article in Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics (JITE) (2004)
  4. Property Rights, Labour Markets, and Efficiency in a Transition Economy: The Case of Rural China
    William Davidson Institute Working Papers Series, William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan Downloads View citations (69)
    Also in Working Papers, University of Toronto, Department of Economics (2000) Downloads View citations (12)

    See also Journal Article in Canadian Journal of Economics (2002)

2000

  1. Markets, Human Capital, and Inequality: Evidence from Rural China
    Working Papers, University of Toronto, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (15)
    Also in William Davidson Institute Working Papers Series, William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan (2000) Downloads View citations (5)

1999

  1. Property Rights Formation and the Organization of Exchange and Production in Rural China
    William Davidson Institute Working Papers Series, William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan Downloads View citations (5)

1998

  1. AGING, WELL-BEING, AND SOCIAL SECURITY IN RURAL NORTH CHINA
    Working Papers, University of Toronto, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (6)

1997

  1. Decentralization and the Macroeconomic Consequences of Commitment to State-Owned Firms
    William Davidson Institute Working Papers Series, William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan Downloads
  2. Giving Credit Where Credit is Due: The Changing Role of Rural Financial Institutions in China
    William Davidson Institute Working Papers Series, William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan Downloads View citations (9)

Journal Articles

2016

  1. Constructing a Ladder for Growth: Policy, Markets, and Industrial Upgrading in China
    World Development, 2016, 80, (C), 78-95 Downloads View citations (4)

2015

  1. Compensating for unequal parental investments in schooling
    Journal of Population Economics, 2015, 28, (2), 423-462 Downloads View citations (1)

2014

  1. Challenges of working with the Chinese NBS firm-level data
    China Economic Review, 2014, 30, (C), 339-352 Downloads View citations (35)
    See also Working Paper (2014)
  2. From Divergence to Convergence: Reevaluating the History behind China's Economic Boom
    Journal of Economic Literature, 2014, 52, (1), 45-123 Downloads View citations (34)
    See also Working Paper (2013)

2013

  1. Factor Market Distortions Across Time, Space, and Sectors in China
    Review of Economic Dynamics, 2013, 16, (1), 39-58 Downloads View citations (80)
    See also Software Item (2012)
    Working Paper (2012)
    Working Paper (2012)

2012

  1. Creative accounting or creative destruction? Firm-level productivity growth in Chinese manufacturing
    Journal of Development Economics, 2012, 97, (2), 339-351 Downloads View citations (330)
    See also Working Paper (2009)

2011

  1. China During the Great Depression: Market, State, and the World Economy, 1929–1937. By Tomoko Shiroyama. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Asia Center, 2008. Pp. xvii, 325. $45.00, cloth
    The Journal of Economic History, 2011, 71, (01), 251-252 Downloads
  2. Did Higher Inequality Impede Growth in Rural China?
    Economic Journal, 2011, 121, (557), 1281-1309 Downloads View citations (18)
    See also Working Paper (2010)
  3. Going mobile in China: shifting value chains and upgrading in the mobile telecom sector
    International Journal of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development, 2011, 4, (1/2/3), 148-180 Downloads View citations (9)

2010

  1. Interest-Free Loans between Villagers
    Economic Development and Cultural Change, 2010, 58, (2), 345-372 Downloads View citations (7)
  2. The Fight for the Middle: Upgrading, Competition, and Industrial Development in China
    World Development, 2010, 38, (11), 1555-1574 Downloads View citations (20)
    See also Working Paper (2010)

2007

  1. THE USEFULNESS OF IMPERFECT ELECTIONS: THE CASE OF VILLAGE ELECTIONS IN RURAL CHINA
    Economics and Politics, 2007, 19, (3), 453-480 Downloads View citations (12)

2006

  1. Spatial Price Differences in China: Estimates and Implications
    Economic Development and Cultural Change, 2006, 55, (1), 43-86 Downloads View citations (80)
    See also Working Paper (2005)

2005

  1. Banks and Enterprise Privatization in China
    Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, 2005, 21, (2), 524-546 Downloads View citations (10)
  2. The Evolution of Income Inequality in Rural China
    Economic Development and Cultural Change, 2005, 53, (4), 769-824 Downloads View citations (78)
    See also Working Paper (2004)

2004

  1. Local Government Behavior and Property Right Formation in Rural China
    Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics (JITE), 2004, 160, (4), 627-662 Downloads View citations (38)
    See also Working Paper (2002)

2003

  1. Bank discrimination in transition economies: ideology, information, or incentives?
    Journal of Comparative Economics, 2003, 31, (3), 387-413 Downloads View citations (116)
    See also Working Paper (2002)
  2. Competition under credit rationing: theory and evidence from rural China
    Journal of Development Economics, 2003, 71, (2), 463-495 Downloads View citations (18)
  3. What ails China?
    The Region, 2003, (Dec), 48-54, 56-59 Downloads View citations (1)

2002

  1. Property rights, labour markets, and efficiency in a transition economy: the case of rural China
    Canadian Journal of Economics, 2002, 35, (4), 689-716 Downloads View citations (73)
    See also Working Paper (2002)

2001

  1. Soft budget constraint and inflation cycles: a positive model of the macro-dynamics in China during transition
    Journal of Development Economics, 2001, 64, (2), 437-457 Downloads View citations (30)

2000

  1. Comment on Shaw-Taylor, Shiue, and Moriguchi
    The Journal of Economic History, 2000, 60, (02), 525-529 Downloads
  2. Redistribution in a Decentralized Economy: Growth and Inflation in China under Reform
    Journal of Political Economy, 2000, 108, (2), 422-451 Downloads View citations (103)

1999

  1. Markets and Inequality in Rural China: Parallels with the Past
    American Economic Review, 1999, 89, (2), 292-295 Downloads View citations (13)

1998

  1. Tenure, land rights, and farmer investment incentives in China
    Agricultural Economics, 1998, 19, (1-2), 63-71 Downloads View citations (64)

1997

  1. Land, Factor Markets, and Inequality in Rural China: Historical Evidence
    Explorations in Economic History, 1997, 34, (4), 460-494 Downloads View citations (26)

1996

  1. Credit, Incentives, and Reputation: A Hedonic Analysis of Contractual Wage Profiles
    Journal of Political Economy, 1996, 104, (6), 1172-1226 Downloads View citations (8)

1995

  1. Markets, Discrimination, and the Economic Contribution of Women in China: Historical Evidence
    Economic Development and Cultural Change, 1995, 44, (1), 63-104 Downloads View citations (5)

1993

  1. Interwar Japanese Agriculture: Revisionist Views on the Impact of the Colonial Rice Policy and the Labor-Surplus Hypothesis
    Explorations in Economic History, 1993, 30, (3), 259-293 Downloads View citations (3)

1991

  1. A flexible model of factor biased technological change An application to Japanese agriculture
    Journal of Development Economics, 1991, 35, (1), 127-145 Downloads View citations (2)

1990

  1. Beyond Malthus and Ricardo: Economic Growth, Land Concentration, and Income Distribution in Early Twentieth-Century Rural China
    The Journal of Economic History, 1990, 50, (04), 807-827 Downloads View citations (3)

1989

  1. Agricultural Development and Tenancy Disputes in Japan, 1870–1940. By Richard J. Smethurst. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1986. Pp. xii, 472. $52.50
    The Journal of Economic History, 1989, 49, (03), 749-750 Downloads
  2. Interpreting new evidence about China and U.S. silver purchases
    Journal of Monetary Economics, 1989, 23, (1), 31-51 Downloads View citations (10)

1988

  1. Asia and Australia.. Man and Land in Chinese History: An Economic Analysis. By Chao Kang. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1986. Pp. xii, 268. $35.00
    The Journal of Economic History, 1988, 48, (03), 759-760 Downloads

1987

  1. Farm Household Behavior, Factor Markets, and the Distributive Consequences of Commercialization in Early Twentieth-Century China
    The Journal of Economic History, 1987, 47, (03), 711-737 Downloads View citations (5)

1985

  1. Chinese agriculture and the international economy, 1870-1930: A reassessment
    Explorations in Economic History, 1985, 22, (2), 168-193 Downloads View citations (3)

Books

2005

  1. Commercialization and Agricultural Development
    Cambridge Books, Cambridge University Press
    Also in Cambridge Books, Cambridge University Press (1990)

Edited books

2008

  1. China's Great Economic Transformation
    Cambridge Books, Cambridge University Press View citations (36)
  2. China's Great Economic Transformation
    Cambridge Books, Cambridge University Press View citations (36)

Software Items

2012

  1. Code and data files for "Factor Market Distortions Across Time, Space, and Sectors in China"
    Computer Codes, Review of Economic Dynamics Downloads
    See also Journal Article in Review of Economic Dynamics (2013)
 
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