This course critically examines China's remarkable economic growth in the last 4 decades and places this performance in historical and comparative context. Topics covered include China's economic structure, institutions, inequality, trade, population, and public policy. I led review sessions and advised college students on their research papers. I was also the teaching fellow for Economics 980y, with similar materials but more emphasis on class presentations and research papers, in Spring 2014.
This course examines the rapid economic development of several Asian countries since WWII, focusing on China, Japan, and India, and their interactions with the global economy. We discuss the driving forces behind each country's development success and contemporary challenges. I advised college students on their class presentations and research papers, and kept working with some students after this course as they turned their research papers into senior theses. I was also the teaching fellow for this course in Fall 2013.