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Frontiers of Economics in China

ISSN 1673-3444

ISSN 1673-3568(Online)

CN 11-5744/F

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Front. Econ. China    2010, Vol. 5 Issue (1) : 150-168
Research articles |
Chinese Rural Reform in 30 Years: An Analysis in Terms of Institutional Economics
Fang Cai,
Institute of Population and Labor Economics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, 100073, China;
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Abstract Both from history and logic, the rural reform is the starting point for China’s overall economic reform. The gradualism, inherent logical evolution and interest conflict of reform in China all have their origins in rural reform. The thirty-year’s rural reform can be viewed as the adjustment of urban-rural relations by different period. This study adopts the analytical framework of institutional economics to clearly demonstrate the whole logic process of institutional transition, then from the international comparative perspective, generalizes some basic experiences in China’s rural reform and the lessons for developing and transitional countries. On the basis of judging different stages of economic development, this paper also sums up the new challenges faced by rural reform and discusses its prospects for the next reform.
Keywords rural reform      gradualism      institutional economics      
Issue Date: 05 March 2010
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Fang Cai. Chinese Rural Reform in 30 Years: An Analysis in Terms of Institutional Economics[J]. Front. Econ. China, 2010, 5(1): 150-168.
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