Although China is no longer a classic communist planned economy, its politics and economics remain inseparable. This course will examine the development and current status of China's political economy, using approaches from political science, economics, and other disciplines. In addition to academic topics, it will explore issues of interest to development practitioners, businesspeople, environmentalists, and others who find that China has an ever-larger presence in their practical affairs no matter where they operate.
As some readings and concepts may be technically challenging, students should be familiar with basic economic theory at least at the level of Economics 1, and with statistical inference at least at the level of Political Science 3.
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