Economic Affairs

Scholarly Publications

Agricultural and Rural Development in China in Past Four Decades: An Introduction

December 2019

The past four decades have witnessed unprecedented economic growth and rapidly rising food demand in China.

The Landscape of Early Childhood Development in Rural China

August 2019

In China, low levels of early childhood development (ECD) in rural areas may inhibit economic development as the nation attempts to transition from a middle-income manufacturing-based economy to a...

Past Successes and Future Challenges in Rural China’s Human Capital

March 2019

This paper describes the current level of human capital in China and seeks to identify a number of education-related challenges that may slow down the nation’s economy from transitioning to high...

News

Bloomberg Businessweek: China Built a Global Economy in 40 Years. Now it Has a New Plan

December 2018

Bloomberg Businessweek writes on China's historic economic reforms and the future to come, quoting Scott Rozelle and REAP's work on education and human capacity building in rural China.

Left-behind children a poignant reminder of the cost of China’s development

May 2018

Researchers from Stanford University, working together with Chinese academics, found a high drop-out rate in rural China.

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...

Events

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...

Multimedia

Responsible Vocational Education

October 2015

Today there is a significant labor shortage in China.

People

Eric Wang Social Science Research Professional, REAP