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Getting food prices right: the state versus the market in reforming China, 1979–2006

Du, Jane and Deng, Kent (2017) Getting food prices right: the state versus the market in reforming China, 1979–2006. European Review of Economic History, 21 (3). 302 - 325. ISSN 1474-0044

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Identification Number: 10.1093/ereh/hex005

Abstract

This article examines the Chinese state's food-market-rebuilding policies during its gradual reforms (1979–2006). To this end, we analyse government policies regarding food pricing, subsidies and procurement funds, and construct a policy implementation data set. Our findings indicate that fluctuations in China's food output were unidirectionally caused by the “visible hand” of China's reformist state, which aimed to guide the economy away from an administration-planned economy towards a price-based market system.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://academic.oup.com/ereh/issue/21/3
Additional Information: © 2017 The Authors
Divisions: Economic History
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DS Asia
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
Sets: Departments > Economic History
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2017 13:28
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2021 01:50
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/84869

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