Agricultural Reforms and Grain Production in China

  • Shujie Yao

Part of the Studies on the Chinese Economy book series (STCE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Agricultural Policies and Economic Reforms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-7
    2. Shujie Yao
      Pages 8-24
    3. Shujie Yao
      Pages 25-57
  3. Theoretical Analyses of Agricultural Policies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-119
  4. Appendices: Empirical Results and Mathematical Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-200
    2. Shujie Yao
      Pages 201-229
    3. Shujie Yao
      Pages 247-271
    4. Shujie Yao
      Pages 272-299
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 300-326

About this book


This book explains how policy changes affect farmers' production incentives and efficiency of resource allocation within and outside agriculture in modern China, paying particular attention to the effects of technical inputs on yield and efficiency of spatial crop production pattern. Drawing experiences of agricultural development in different periods after independence and employing two different quantitative techniques, it concludes that government's long term tendency to undermine the role of agriculture, lack of state investment and the inconsistency of market reforms are three major threats to sustained grain production and agricultural growth in China.


agriculture China crop economy government grain growth Policy reforms

Authors and affiliations

  • Shujie Yao
    • 1
  1. 1.University of PortsmouthUK

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