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Agricultural Reform in China : Getting Institutions Right - Yiping Huang

Agricultural Reform in China

Getting Institutions Right

Hardcover Published: 13th January 1998
ISBN: 9780521620550
Number Of Pages: 240

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Chinese agriculture has experienced some radical changes over the past twenty years. Following the successful introduction of the household production system in the early 1980s, difficulties were encountered in establishing a unified domestic agricultural market in the later 1980s and 1990s. Through a comprehensive analysis of the changes in the Chinese agricultural institutions between the late 1970s and the mid-1990s, this study attempts to provide some answers to the main questions presently facing the agricultural sector. It focuses on the key elements of the pre-reform agricultural institutions, reviews the ways these institutions were refashioned and assesses the resulting changes in agricultural development. The implications of different policy choices are carefully considered with the assistance of a computable general equilibrium model. The author argues that China should push forward with its market-oriented reform measures and introduce the rigours of international competition into the agricultural sector.

'This is an important volume for two reasons: first, it provides an accessible overview of two decades of agricultural reforms in China; second, it argues that the way forward for Chinese agriculture is through full internationalisation for the entire sector.' Peter Timmer, Asian-Pacific Economic Literature

Getting markets to work in the countryside
Institutional distortions in pre-reform agriculture
Getting farmers back to work
Getting prices right
Adjustments in rural markets bring structural change
An agricultural economy without freedom of trade
China's agricultural policy choices
Chinese farmers can adapt
Getting reform right in agriculture
Appendix: The China model
References
Index
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ISBN: 9780521620550
ISBN-10: 0521620554
Series: Trade and Development
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 13th January 1998
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.52