UC Davis Econ in the news

Professor Woo, my growth prof this quarter, sat on a panel discussing the sustainability of growth in the Chinese economy. There’s a video on that page. The professor’s comments.

Professor Woo took the position that China’s growth with unravel before its economy over takes the U.S. economy. There are three reasons for this: economic problems facing the country (like banking sector issues and fiscal policy problems), social instability and environmental collapse.

“Social unrest has increased in the last decade.”

“China has the dirtiest air in the world.”

“There has a change in expectations of the people… Chinese have learned to aspire to the better things in life.”

“Changes in policy may be retarded by factions within the party.”

“If there’s not harmony in China, there’s not going to be harmony in the world.”

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2 Responses to “UC Davis Econ in the news”


  1. 1 Anonymous December 10, 2006 at 5:05 am

    Haven’t I been saying that for a while now? I should have published and copyrighted.

  2. 2 Will December 10, 2006 at 11:00 pm

    Who are you anonymous? As far as I know, you’re Prof. Woo, in which case you have published on this topic and your comment makes little sense… Hmmm.


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