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Zhang, Xiaobo 1966-

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Works: 38 works in 81 publications in 2 languages and 700 library holdings
Roles: Editor
Classifications: HD2098, 338.1851
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Publications by Xiaobo Zhang
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China's agricultural development : challenges and prospects ( Book )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 140 libraries worldwide
The articles in this book are selected from the papers presented at the 2004 international symposium on China's Rural Economy: Problems and Strategies. At this conference, the participants discussed a wide range of pressing issues concerning China's rural development
Governing rapid growth in China : equity and institutions by S. M. Ravi Kanbur( Book )
10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 136 libraries worldwide
This volume brings together a collection of the best available analyses of Chinas problems in governing rapid growth, focusing on equity and institutions, from well respected Chinese and non-Chinese scholars
Regional inequality in China : trends, explanations and policy responses by Shenggen Fan( Book )
10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 126 libraries worldwide
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
Growth, inequality, and poverty in rural China : the role of public investments by Shenggen Fan( Book )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 68 libraries worldwide
In the past two decades, China has achieved world renown for reducing rural poverty. However, it is becoming harder to reduce poverty and inequality further in China, even though its economy continues to grow. This report compares the impact specific rural public investments can have on promoting growth and reducing poverty and inequality. Returns to these investments are calculated for the nation as a whole and for three economic zones in the west, central, and coastal regions of the country. Government expenditures that have the highest impact on poverty and growth include education, agricultural research and development, and rural infrastructure (roads, electricity, and telecommunications). Notably, spending on irrigation and anti-poverty loans had minimal impact. The report discusses the implications of these findings for setting future priorities for government investment. It also suggests avenues for future research and calls for a better understanding of how to improve the effectiveness of public resources. This report will be of interest to professionals involved in rural poverty reduction, rural development, agricultural growth, food security, and public investment policy
The competitive saving motive evidence from rising sex ratios and savings rates in China by Shang-Jin Wei( file )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 32 libraries worldwide
While the high savings rate in China has global impact, existing explanations are incomplete. This paper proposes a competitive saving motive as a new explanation: as the country experiences a rising sex ratio imbalance, the increased competition in the marriage market has induced the Chinese, especially parents with a son, to postpone consumption in favor of wealth accumulation. The pressure on savings spills over to other households through higher costs of house purchases. Both cross-regional and household-level evidence supports this hypothesis. This factor can potentially account for about half of the actual increase in the household savings rate during 1990-2007
Sex ratios, entrepreneurship, and economic growth in the People's Republic of China by Shang-Jin Wei( file )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
China experiences an increasingly severe relative surplus of men in the pre-marital age cohort. The existing literature on its consequences focuses mostly on negative aspects such as crime. In this paper, we provide evidence that the imbalance may also stimulate economic growth by inducing more entrepreneurship and hard work. First, new domestic private firms -- an important engine of growth -- are more likely to emerge from regions with a higher sex ratio imbalance. Second, the likelihood for parents with a son to be entrepreneurs rises with the local sex ratio. Third, households with a son in regions with a more skewed sex ratio demonstrate a greater willingness to accept relatively dangerous or unpleasant jobs and supply more work days. In contrast, the labor supply pattern by households with a daughter is unrelated to the sex ratio. Finally, regional GDP tends to grow faster in provinces with a higher sex ratio. Since the sex ratio imbalance will become worse in the near future, this growth effect is likely to persist
Status competition and housing prices by Shang-Jin Wei( file )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
While in standard housing economics housing is regarded as an asset and a consumption good, we study in this paper the consequences for housing prices if housing is also a status good. More concretely, if a family's housing wealth relative to others is an important marker for relative status in the marriage market, then competition for marriage partners might motivate people to pursue a bigger and more expensive house/apartment beyond its direct consumption (and financial investment) value. To test the empirical validity of the hypothesis, we have to overcome the usual difficulty of not being able to observe the intensity of status competition. Our innovation is to explore regional variations in the sex ratio for the pre-marital age cohort across China, which likely has triggered variations in the intensity of competition in the marriage market. The empirical evidence appears to support this hypothesis. We estimate that due to the status good feature of housing, a rise in the sex ratio accounts for 30-48% of the rise in real urban housing prices in China during 2003-2009
Fifty years of regional inequality in China : a journey through central planning, reform, and openness by S. M. Ravi Kanbur( Book )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Jing ji zeng chang, di qu cha ju yu pin kun : Zhongguo nong cun gong gong tou zi yan jiu by Shenggen Fan( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in Chinese and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Estimating the impact of access to infrastructure and extension services in rural Nepal by Andrew Dillon( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
Spatial inequality in education and health care in China by Xiaobo Zhang( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Dragons with clay feet? transition, sustainable land use, and rural environment in China and Vietnam by Max Spoor( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Dragons with Clay Feet? presents state-of-the-art research on the impact of ongoing and anticipated economic policy and institutional reforms on agricultural development and sustainable rural resource in two East-Asian transition (and developing) economies--China and Vietnam
Spatial inequality in education and health care in China by S. M. Ravi Kanbur( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Gender and public goods provision in Tamil Nadu's village governments by Kiran Gajwani( file )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
"Using data from 144 village-level governments in India's Tamil Nadu state, this paper investigates political reservations for women and whether the gender of village government leaders influences the provision of village public goods. A knowledge test of village government presidents and a survey about the interaction between village presidents and higher-level officials reveal that female village government presidents have much lower knowledge of the village government system than do their male counterparts and have significantly less contact with higher-level government officials. Although male and female presidents provide similar amounts of some public goods, there is strong evidence that village governments led by a woman built fewer schools and roads - two public goods that require relatively more contact and coordination with higher-level officials"--Abstract
Public investment and regional inequality in rural China by Xiaobo Zhang( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Zhongguo chan ye ji qun de yan hua yu fa zhan = The evolution of industrial clusters in China by Xiaobo Zhang( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in Chinese and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Local governance and public goods provision in rural China ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Essays on allocating resources in the Chinese economy by Xiaobo Zhang( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Past and future sources of growth for China by Shenggen Fan( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Food demand in China a case of Guangdong Province by Xiaobo Zhang( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
 
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Xiaobo Zhang
张晓波 1966-
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English (58)
Chinese (5)
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