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'A large literature asks what China can learn from the advanced countries as it continues to develop. Here Justin Yifu Lin turns the tables and asks what the advanced countries can learn from China, including on questions like the need for infrastructure spending in recovery from the crisis. Who better?' Barry Eichengreen, George C. Pardee and Helen N. Pardee Professor of Economics and Political Science, University of California, Berkeley

'No theory explains development if it can't explain China. Lin is the best economist to challenge received wisdom through authoritative exploration of the Chinese experience. [His] book provides a challenging reassessment of development policy and important prescriptions for global stability.' Ross Garnaut, Vice-Chancellor's Fellow and Professorial Fellow of Economics, University of Melbourne

'Justin Yifu Lin and I have travelled on the same intellectual journey. When we were young, we assumed that the West had all the intellectual answers. As we grew older, we realized that the West did not. This is perfectly normal. No one civilization has a monopoly on wisdom. As we move into a multi-civilizational world, we need to listen to alternative views. Justin explains brilliantly why China's economy has been so successful. And, yes, the West can learn a lesson or two from China. Hence, this book is an essential read.' Kishore Mahbubani, Dean, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, and author of The Great Convergence: Asia, the West, and the Logic of One World

'… Yifu Lin has written a superb appraisal which allows us a bird's eye view of the world economy as it stands - or rather, flutters, today. Against the Consensus' two concluding sentences say it all: "The time is right for reforming the international monetary system. WE should seize it now, before another crisis deals the system a lethal blow." ' Cambridge Business

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Based on his experience as Chief Economist of the World Bank, Justin Yifu Lin offers unique reflections on the causes and consequences of the problems in the global economy. He suggests new policy proposals for avoiding another recession, including a global Marshall Plan and a new supranational global reserve currency.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 6381 KB
  • Print Length: 273 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (31 July 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DOW6J2O
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,035,809 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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An interesting document: how a Chinese sees the current crisis. Debunks some Western misconceptions about China in the global economy without being particularly original.
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