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OAEE 2030 - Economic Development and Forms of Capitalism in China

Type d'enseignement : Lecture alone

Semester : Autumn 2018-2019

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English



Course Description

The course will analyze the emergence and the evolution of capitalism in India and China. After giving an historical overview of the economic development in both countries, the course will analyze the current political economy situation and how it has interacted with the mode of growth in India and in China. The course will also analyze what has been the role of the State in the rapid recent economic development of the two countries (post 1980's). The course will also present the different challenges that both countries are facing currently to implement new reforms. The course will also provide tools for comparison between the two countries within the theoretical framework of the variety of capitalisms. The objectives of the course are to : - have a good understanding of the economic development trajectory of China and India after World War 2 ; - have a good understanding of the current growth model in both countries as well as the limits that the two countries are facing to continue their economic development ; - have a good understanding of the links between politics and economics in the economic trajectories of India and China ; - understand the variety of form of capitalism in Asia and in the world.


HUCHET, Jean-François (Chercheur, Directeur du centre ASIEs INALCO, Directeur Adjoint GIS Asie et Réseau Asie CNRS)

Course validation

Attending classes, active participation to discussion and final exam.


Two hours a week, plus reading.

Required reading

  • B.Naughton, (1995). Growing out of the Plan Chinese Economic Reform 1978 -1993. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press
  • N. Lardy, (2011). Sustaining China's Economic Growth After the Global Financial Crisis, Washington D.C., Peterson Institute for International Economics, 181 p
  • Sunil Khilnani, The Idea of India, New Delhi, Penguin Book India, 1998, 263 p
  • Atul Kohli, "Politics of economic Growth in India, 1980-2005", Economic and Political Weekly, April 1 (Part I) and April 8 (Part II), 2006, , pp. 1251-1259 (Part I) and pp. 1361-1370 (Part II)