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The institute helps coordinate the efforts of scholars (faculty and students) across campus and supports research to understand economic growth in China (past, present and future) and its impact on the world economy. Focus areas include rural development, firm activities and industrial dynamics, markets and regulation, financial and real estate markets, international trade, and environmental and energy challenges. Some of current research projects aim to understand: the impacts of industrial policies in China; the dynamics of firm productivity and location choices; the causes, consequences, and policy choices regarding air pollution; the transportation policies and outcomes; and electricity sector restructuring.

The Great Chinese Inequality Turnaround (Read more) (Video) 
Ravi Kanbur, Yue Wang, and Xiaobo Zhang

The Economics of China: Successes and Challenges (Read more)
Shenggen Fan, Ravi Kanbur, Shang-Jin Wei, and Xiaobo Zhang

Putting New Wine in Old Bottles: State-Mediated Globalization Processes and the Adoption of Sustainability Reporting in China (coming soon)
Christopher Marquis, Lynn Yin and Dongning Yang

Institutional Change in Authoritarian Settings:  A Study of Environmental Penalties in China (coming soon)
Christopher Marquis and Yanhua Zhou

The New Normal: Reform, Information, and China’s Anti-Corruption Crusade in Context (read more)
Jeremy Wallace

State Advance and Retreat: China’s State-Owned Enterprises after the Global Financial Crisis (coming soon)
Jeremy Wallace