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Zhang, Xibao

Overview
Works: 79 works in 203 publications in 2 languages and 2,503 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Editor, Author
Classifications: HD2098, 330.951
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Most widely held works by Xibao Zhang
China's agricultural development : challenges and prospects( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The articles in this book are selected from the papers presented at the 2004 international symposium on China's Rural Economy: Problems and Strategies. At this conference, the participants discussed a wide range of pressing issues concerning China's rural development
The Oxford companion to the economics of China( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work provides a wide range of perspectives on the past, present, and future of the Chinese economy. The topics covered include: the China model, future prospects for China; China and the global economy; trade and the Chinese economy; macro-economics and finance; urbanization; industry and markets; agriculture and rural development; land, infrastructure and environment; population and Labour; dimensions of well-being and inequality; health, education, and gender equity; regional divergence in China; and a brief look at a selection of China's provinces
Regional inequality in China : trends, explanations and policy responses by Shenggen Fan( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As regional inequality looms large in the policy debate in China, this volume brings together a selection of papers from authors whose work has had real impact on policy, so that researchers and policy makers can have access to them in one place
Governing rapid growth in China : equity and institutions by S. M. Ravi Kanbur( Book )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume brings together a collection of the best available analyses of China' s problems in governing rapid growth, focusing on equity and institutions, from well respected Chinese and non-Chinese scholars
Growth, inequality, and poverty in rural China : the role of public investments by Shenggen Fan( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the past two decades, China has achieved world renown for reducing rural poverty. However, it is becoming harder to reduce poverty and inequality further in China, even though its economy continues to grow. This report compares the impact specific rural public investments can have on promoting growth and reducing poverty and inequality. Returns to these investments are calculated for the nation as a whole and for three economic zones in the west, central, and coastal regions of the country. Government expenditures that have the highest impact on poverty and growth include education, agricultural research and development, and rural infrastructure (roads, electricity, and telecommunications). Notably, spending on irrigation and anti-poverty loans had minimal impact. The report discusses the implications of these findings for setting future priorities for government investment. It also suggests avenues for future research and calls for a better understanding of how to improve the effectiveness of public resources. This report will be of interest to professionals involved in rural poverty reduction, rural development, agricultural growth, food security, and public investment policy
Fifty years of regional inequality in China : a journey through central planning, reform, and openness by S. M. Ravi Kanbur( Book )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Paper constructs and analyses a long run time series for regional inequality in China from the Communist Revolution to the present. There have been three peaks of inequality in the last fifty years, coinciding with the Great Famine of the late 1950s, the Cultural Revolution of the late 1960s and the 1970s, and finally the period of openness and global integration in the late 1990s. Regional inequality in China in 1999 exceeds the level experienced at its peak in the Cultural Revolution, and is near the peak level of inequality experienced during the Great Famine. Econometric analysis establishes that regional inequality is explained in the different phases by three key variables -- the ratio of heavy industry to gross output value, the degree of centralization, and the degree of openness. Inequality has increased alongside spectacular performance in growth and poverty reduction. As China enters the WTO, pro-active measures encouraging liberalisation and investment in the inland regions may be required to promote more equitable growth in the future
Spatial inequality in education and health care in China by S. M. Ravi Kanbur( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Estimating the impact of access to infrastructure and extension services in rural Nepal by Andrew Dillon( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peer effects, risk pooling, and status seeking : what explains gift spending escalation in rural China? by Xi Chen( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It has been widely documented that the poor spend a significant proportion of their income on gifts even at the expense of basic consumption. We test three competing explanations of this phenomenon--peer effect, status concern, and risk pooling--based on a census-type primary household survey in three natural villages in rural China and on detailed household records of gifts received on major occasions. We show that gift-giving behavior is largely influenced by peers in reference groups. Status concern is another key motive for keeping up with the Joneses in extending gifts. In particular, poor families with sons spend more on gift giving in proportion to their income than their rich counterparts, in response to the tightening marriage market. In contrast, risk pooling does not seem to be a key driver of the observed gift-giving patterns. However, we show that large windfall income triggers the escalation of competitive gift-giving behavior
Jing ji zeng chang, di qu cha ju yu pin kun : Zhongguo nong cun gong gong tou zi yan jiu by Shenggen Fan( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in Chinese and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The competitive saving motive : evidence from rising sex ratios and savings rates in China by Shang-Jin Wei( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While the high savings rate in China has global impact, existing explanations are incomplete. This paper proposes a competitive saving motive as a new explanation: as the country experiences a rising sex ratio imbalance, the increased competition in the marriage market has induced the Chinese, especially parents with a son, to postpone consumption in favor of wealth accumulation. The pressure on savings spills over to other households through higher costs of house purchases. Both cross-regional and household-level evidence supports this hypothesis. This factor can potentially account for about half of the actual increase in the household savings rate during 1990-2007
Dragons with clay feet? : transition, sustainable land use, and rural environment in China and Vietnam by Max Spoor( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dragons with Clay Feet? presents state-of-the-art research on the impact of ongoing and anticipated economic policy and institutional reforms on agricultural development and sustainable rural resource in two East-Asian transition (and developing) economies-China and Vietnam
Narratives of Chinese economic reforms : how does China cross the river?( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rapid growth in the Chinese economy over the past three decades poses puzzles and challenges to neo-classical economic theory, as policies implemented during the reform process were often unorthodox. Although the Chinese experience has been widely studied, myths and questions about these reforms remain. To fill in the knowledge gap, and to inform a process of learning from China's development successes, this book features a series of case studies on the policy process of different initiatives, including rural industrialization, dual-track price reform, migration policy, village elections and fiscal reform. Uniquely, many of the authors of the case studies were deeply involved in these reforms, either through direct policymaking or through providing analytical and technical support that led to these policy changes. They provide a first-hand account of how the political processes occurred, how social and political entrepreneurs shaped the choices and sequences of various reforms, and how the rigidities and sometimes erroneous beliefs were overcome. (Publisher)
Zhongguo chan ye ji qun de yan hua yu fa zhan = The evolution of industrial clusters in China by Xiaobo Zhang( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in Chinese and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu nei rong bao kuo you guan gong ye hua yu chan ye ji qun de wen xian zong shu,Zhong guo qi ye de yan hua li cheng,Zhong guo chan ye ji qun de rong zi yu ji xiao fen xi,Zhe jiang sheng nong cun gong ye hua yu chan ye ji qun fa zhan gai kuang deng
Status competition and housing prices by Shang-Jin Wei( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While in standard housing economics housing is regarded as an asset and a consumption good, we study in this paper the consequences for housing prices if housing is also a status good. More concretely, if a family's housing wealth relative to others is an important marker for relative status in the marriage market, then competition for marriage partners might motivate people to pursue a bigger and more expensive house/apartment beyond its direct consumption (and financial investment) value. To test the empirical validity of the hypothesis, we have to overcome the usual difficulty of not being able to observe the intensity of status competition. Our innovation is to explore regional variations in the sex ratio for the pre-marital age cohort across China, which likely has triggered variations in the intensity of competition in the marriage market. The empirical evidence appears to support this hypothesis. We estimate that due to the status good feature of housing, a rise in the sex ratio accounts for 30-48% of the rise in real urban housing prices in China during 2003-2009
Public investment and regional inequality in rural China by Xiaobo Zhang( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sex ratios, entrepreneurship, and economic growth in the People's Republic of China by Shang-Jin Wei( Book )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China experiences an increasingly severe relative surplus of men in the pre-marital age cohort. The existing literature on its consequences focuses mostly on negative aspects such as crime. In this paper, we provide evidence that the imbalance may also stimulate economic growth by inducing more entrepreneurship and hard work. First, new domestic private firms - an important engine of growth - are more likely to emerge from regions with a higher sex ratio imbalance. Second, the likelihood for parents with a son to be entrepreneurs rises with the local sex ratio. Third, households with a son in regions with a more skewed sex ratio demonstrate a greater willingness to accept relatively dangerous or unpleasant jobs and supply more work days. In contrast, the labor supply pattern by households with a daughter is unrelated to the sex ratio. Finally, regional GDP tends to grow faster in provinces with a higher sex ratio. Since the sex ratio imbalance will become worse in the near future, this growth effect is likely to persist
Costly posturing relative status, ceremonies and early child development in China by Xi Chen( )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presenting gifts at funerals, weddings, and other ceremonies held by fellow villagers have been regarded as social norms in Chinese villages for thousands of years. However, it is more burdensome for the poor to take part in these social occasions than for the rich. Because the poor often lack the necessary resources, they are forced to cut back on basic consumption, such as food, in order to afford a gift to attend the social festivals. For pregnant women in poor families, such a reduction in nutrition intake as a result of gift-giving can have a lasting detrimental health impact on their children. Using a primary census-type panel household survey in 18 villages in rural China, this paper first documents the fact that child health status has barely improved in the past decades despite more than double digit of annual per capita income growth. We show that social squeeze plays an important role in explaining this phenomenon. The toll of participating in social events is heavy for the poor - doubling the number of prenatal exposures to social ceremonies in a village would lower the height-for-age z-score of children born to poor families This finding sheds some light on the 'food puzzle' raised by Deaton as to why the nutritional status of the poor tends to be stagnant amid rapid income growth in developing countries. -- relative social status ; squeeze effects ; food consumption ; stunting ; underweight
Fiscal decentralization and political centralization in China : implications for growth and inequality by Xiaobo Zhang( )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gender and public goods provision in Tamil Nadu's village governments by Kiran Gajwani( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Using data from 144 village-level governments in India's Tamil Nadu state, this paper investigates political reservations for women and whether the gender of village government leaders influences the provision of village public goods. A knowledge test of village government presidents and a survey about the interaction between village presidents and higher-level officials reveal that female village government presidents have much lower knowledge of the village government system than do their male counterparts and have significantly less contact with higher-level government officials. Although male and female presidents provide similar amounts of some public goods, there is strong evidence that village governments led by a woman built fewer schools and roads - two public goods that require relatively more contact and coordination with higher-level officials"--Abstract
 
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China's agricultural development : challenges and prospects
Alternative Names
Chang, Hsiao-po

Xiaobo, Zhang

Zhang, Xiabo

张晓波 1966-

Languages
English (122)

Chinese (5)

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Regional inequality in China : trends, explanations and policy responsesGoverning rapid growth in China : equity and institutionsGrowth, inequality, and poverty in rural China : the role of public investmentsDragons with clay feet? : transition, sustainable land use, and rural environment in China and VietnamNarratives of Chinese economic reforms : how does China cross the river?