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Financial Strategies for Nation Building

Zhiwu Chen

Chapter in NBER book Capitalizing China (2013), Joseph Fan and Randall Morck, editors (p. 313 - 333)
Conference held December 15-16, 2009
Published in November 2012 by University of Chicago Press
© 2013 by the National Bureau of Economic Research

This chapter examines China's financial strategies, drawing upon recent and historical experiences, as well as the experience of other countries. The investigation includes the debt-financed growth strategy of modern-day China; financing in the Imperial age; the impact of war reparations from the Sino-Japanese naval war of 1895; levying taxes to solve fiscal crises; policies for alleviating a fiscal crisis; and prospects for China's debt-financed growth.

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