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


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

Public Lecture Theatre (Room 122)
Old Arts


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