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Why does China invest so much?

Abstract:

China has had a remarkably high ratio of investment to output ever since economic reform began in 1978, surpassing almost all other economies. This is an important proximate determinant of China's high growth rate. This paper gathers together the available evidence to explain why investment is so high: factors both on the demand and on the supply side, and in the latter case the availability of both resources and funds. It analyzes the rate of return on capital and its evolution, and the fact...

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Publisher copy:
10.1162/ASEP_a_00030
Publisher:
MIT Press
Journal:
Asian Economic Papers More from this journal
Volume:
9
Issue:
3
Pages:
87 - 117
Publication date:
2010-09-01
DOI:
ISSN:
1535-3516
Language:
English
UUID:
uuid:6a4a07fc-a07a-46e5-9310-0ed8a398efa8
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:14992
Deposit date:
2011-08-16

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