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The final lecture in the series Rising China: Past Reforms, Current Challenges, and New Directions
Presented by Barry Naughton, So Kwan Lok Chair of Chinese International Affairs, University of California, San Diego

“The Government-Guided Market Economy: Is China Creating a New Economic Model?”

For more than a decade, the Chinese government has tried to steer its economy toward a high-tech future. Now, with increased international tensions and growing government ambitions, the Chinese experiment is entering new territory. China seeks to build technological self-reliance and upgrade its massive industrial base while also rebuilding its cities into decentralized clusters. To achieve these goals—while also caring for its aging population—China is experimenting with new planning instruments alongside old-fashioned political controls. Can China's bold effort succeed? What will be the implications for the US and the global economy?

Barry Naughton is the So Kwan Lok Chair of Chinese International Affairs at the University of California, San Diego. Naughton’s work on the Chinese economy focuses on market transition, industry and technology, and political economy. His first book, Growing Out of the Plan, won the Ohira Prize in 1996, and a new edition of his popular survey and textbook, The Chinese Economy: Adaptation and Growth, was published in 2018. His most recent book is The Rise of Chinese Industrial Policy, 1978–2020. Naughton did his dissertation research in China in 1982 and received his PhD in economics from Yale University in 1986. He is currently coordinator of UCSD’s master’s in Chinese economic and political affairs program.

Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Walter Krause Economics Lecture Fund and the Reed College economics department.

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