Economic Affairs

Scholarly Publications

The Hidden Cost of Worker Turnover: Attributing Product Reliability to the Turnover of Factory Workers

April 2020

Product reliability is a long-standing concern among product manufacturers, and researchers have identified a number of factors that significantly affect product reliability.

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

December 2019

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

Manufacturing Productivity with Worker Turnover

November 2019

We find that rapid worker turnover significantly disrupts the productivity of responsive manufacturers.

News

China Looks for New Drivers of Growth, REAP research cited

April 2020

REAP research is cited in a chapter of a recently published book title, "Innovative China: New Drivers of Growth", written by the World Bank Group and the People’s Republic of China...

IFPRI Blog: Lockdowns are Protecting China's Rural Families from COVID-19, but the Economic Burden is Heavy

March 2020

BY SCOTT ROZELLE, HEATHER RAHIMI, HUAN WANG AND EVE DILLCOVID-19 lockdowns have major impacts on migrant workers and supply chains that depend on them.

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.

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