What role did the state play in China’s economic reform?
Was Deng Xiaoping really the “chief architect of Chinese economic reform”?
Is China today a market economy? If yes, in what sense, and to what degree?
What are the main structural defects of the Chinese economy?
Dr. Ning Wang received his PhD from the University of Chicago (2002). He specializes in the study of China’s political and economic transition, and has written extensively on China’s transition to a market economy and open society. He is Editor-in-Chief of Man and the Economy: The Journal of the Coase Society and is also International Director of the Ronald Coase Center for the Study of the Economy at Zhejiang University.
Dr. Wang co-authored with Ronald Coase (the late Nobel Laureate in Economics) How China Became Capitalist (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), now available in eight languages. The book received the highly prestigious Arthur Seldon Award for Excellence from the Institute of Economic Affairs (London) and the Antony Fisher International Memorial Award from the Atlas Economic Research Foundation (Washington, DC). Dr. Wang is also the author of Making a Market Economy: The Institutional Transformation of a Freshwater Fishery in a Chinese Community, published by Routledge in 2005.