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As regional inequality looms large in the policy debate in China, this volume brings together a selection of papers from authors whose work has had real impact on policy, so that researchers and policy makers can have access to them in one place.

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Regional Inequality in China

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Overview

As regional inequality looms large in the policy debate in China, this volume brings together a selection of papers from authors whose work has had real impact on policy, so that researchers and policy makers can have access to them in one place.

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Shenggen Fan is Director of the Development Strategy and Governance Division of The International Food Policy Research Institute, USA.

Ravi Kanbur is T.H. Lee Professor of World Affairs, International Professor of Applied Economics and Management, and Professor of Economics at Cornell University, USA.

Xiaobo Zhang is a Senior Research fellow in the Development Strategy and Governance Division at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and leader of IFPRI’s China Program.

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Trends in Regional Inequality 2. Which Regional Inequality: Rural-Urban or Coast-Inland? An Application to China 3. What Difference Do Polarisation Measures Make? An Application to China 4. Fifty Years of Regional Inequality in China: A Journey Through Central Planning, Reform and Openness 5. The Emerging Urban Poverty and Inequality in China: Evidence from Household Survey 6. Spatial Inequality in Education and Health Care in China Part 2: Explanations and Policy Responses 7. Resource Abundance and Regional Development in China 8. How Does Globalization Affect Regional Inequality within a Developing Country? Evidence from China 9. China’s WTO Accession: Impacts on Regional Agricultural Income - A Multi-regional General Equilibrium Analysis 10. Infrastructure and Regional Economic Development in Rural China 11. Public Investment and Regional Inequality in Rural China 12. Reforms, Investment and Poverty in Rural China 13. Fiscal Decentralization and Political Centralization in China: Implications for Growth and Inequality 14. Social Entitlement Exchange and Balanced Economic Growth

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