1.Topic: Institutions and Development: The Case of Chinain Comparative Perspectives
3. Speaker: Professor Jinghai Zheng received his doctoral degree from University of Gothenburg in 1997. He is Visiting Professor of Tsinghua University, Associate Professor at the Department of Economics, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, and currently holds a position as Guest Research Fellow at the Institute for Contemporary China Studies, Tsinghua University. He was twice-elected as the President of the Chinese Economic Association (Europe/UK). His major contributions to the economic literature include applications of the productivity analysis framework to Chinese data, discussions on issues concerning the sustainability of China's economic growth, and the development of a knowledge production function. He has recently been actively involved in the study of economics of complexity to better explain contributions of Chinese scholars to the theory and policy of economic development.
4. Abstract: The limited explanatory power of conventional wisdom in understanding the "China miracle" calls for theories with more universal appeal. The theories might have been considerably enriched if sufficient credit had been given to China's contribution to the evolution of the modern state in human history. Using conventional wisdom as a benchmark, we demonstrate that an analytical framework might be developed to accommodate characteristics of Chinese society with its unique history and cultural values. Our preliminary results indicate that it was perhaps the set of values emphasizing personal development and rights to property that have enabled the China miracle experienced over the past three decades. Long-standing issues such as excessive reliance on the state for the provision of public goods and omnipresent government control of resource industries are largely consistent with China's record of civilization state development during various ancient dynasties.
演讲简介：根据西方经济学理论，结合中西历史文化价值观差异的研究，对一些流行的政治经济概念包括平等、法治、市场经济等进行重新解读。 通过比较东西方制度上的异同，给出中国发展道路的科学描述。并且结合有关数据，从中美市场结构的差异，来认识两国经济制度差异的本质。在此基础上进一步找出美国08年金融危机的学理性原因。 我们认为，中国与西方发展模式本质上的差异要求我们构建一个比“华盛顿共识”更为具有普遍意义的理论框架，来分析“中国奇迹”背后的根本性文化价值观原因。