Endogenous economic growth in China

Qingshan Tan


China has enjoyed spectacular economic growth over the past twenty years or so. However, Chinese regional economic development has relied on forein direct investment, export-oriented industralization, and other traditional growth models. While China can perhaps continue to rely on exports, cheap labor, and a huge domestic market for foreing invetment for some time to come, sooner or later the question will arise: How long can China sustain economic growth based on her current strategies?

We propose in this article the endogenous growth model as an alternative and long-term growth strategy, and focus largely on its treatment of knowledge as an independent factor of production in Chinese regional economies. This article thus proposes a new institutional framework defined as a trilateral commission. The commissioners are designed to advise and enhance communication between local and regional government leaders and administrators on knowledge-based collaboration and coordination among business, government, and the research community, as well as on the issue of knowlege generation and utilization.  


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22140/cpar.v2i1/2.42


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