China’s 40 Years of Reform and Development: 1978-2018


Public Lecture Theatre (Room 122) Old Arts (Building 149)


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On the 40th anniversary of China's 'reform and opening', a group of leading economists working on China in China, the US and Australia come together to review the main components and features of reform and assess their progress and achievements. The metrics applied range from gross domestic product to standards of living, income distribution, institutional change and technological advancement, and the sustainability and desirability of the Chinese path.


  • Professor Yiping Huang, Peking University
  • Professor Christine Wong, Director, Centre for Contemporary Chinese Studies
  • Nicholas Lardy, Anthony M. Solomon Senior Fellow
  • Professor Yang Yao, Peking University
  • Professor Fan Gang, National Economic Research Institute, Peking
  • Professor Emeritus Dwight Perkins, Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy, Emeritus
  • Professor Ross Garnaut, Professorial Research Fellow in Economics