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Economic Affairs

Scholarly Publications

The Han-Minority Achievement Gap, Language and Returns to Schools in Rural China

January 2015

The goal of this article was to document and explain the gap in educational achievement between Han and minority students in primary schools in western China.

The Cost of Disability in China

February 2014

AbstractWe describe the degree to which household income is negatively associated with the prevalence of different types of disability (i.e.

The Education of China's Migrant Children: The Missing Link in China's Education System

January 2014

This paper examines the academic performance of migrant students in migrant schools in China and explores determinants of their performance.


CEEE Holds Conference on Impact Evaluation in the Field of Education

November 2014

From October 19th to 22nd, REAP's partner at Shaanxi Normal University, the Center for Experimental Economics in Education (CEEE), held a conference gathering representatives from 10 universities...

REAP in Caixin: China's Poor Face World's Highest High School Tuition

February 2012

Recent studies by the Rural Education Action Project reveal that China's high tuition costs are hampering the country's quest for a highly-skilled workforce

China's Food Inflation

May 2011

Middle class appetites and rising affluence are driving up the price of food in China, home to 1.3 billion people.


Human Capital and Labor Market of China

February 17, 2016

9:30-12:00 Session 1: Inequality of Human Capital and Labor Market OutcomesLocation: Goldman Conference Room, Encina Hall East (4th floor) The Health and Nutrition Roots of China's Human Capital...

The Real China Threat: Why Might We Need to Worry About a Stagnating China?

May 22, 2012

Stanford Center for International Development Twelfth Annual Huang Lian Memorial LectureThe Real China Threat: Why Might We Need to Worry About a Stagnating China?

Will China Fall into a Middle Income Trap? Growth, Inequality and Future Instability

December 6, 2011

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED The problem: Despite the recent robust growth, there is concern that as China moves up the income ladder that its high level of inequality may be a breeding ground for...


Responsible Vocational Education

October 2015

Today there is a significant labor shortage in China.