Yasheng Huang

International Program Professor in Chinese Economy and Business
Professor of Global Economics and Management and Associate Dean for International Programs and Action Learning

Biography | Selected Publications

MIT and Innovations: Lessons for China. Zhang, Shiwei, Dianfan Yu, and Dan Wang. 2015.

“Comment on ‘Incentives and Outcomes: China’s Environmental Policy.’” Huang, Yasheng (2014). Capitalism and Society, 9(1). (2014)

“Policy Model and Inequality: Some Potential Questions.” Chapter 5, in deLisle, Jacques, and Avery Goldstein (eds), China's Challenges. (2014)

“What’s Next for the Chinese Economy?” Huang, Yasheng (Summer 2014). Sloan Management Review.

“Why democracy still wins: A critique of Eric X. Li’s “A tale of two political systems,” Huang, Yasheng. Guest author, TEDBlog. July 1, 2013.

“Does ethnicity pay?” Huang, Yasheng, Li Jin, and Yi Qian (July 2013). Review of Economics and Statistics, 95(3): 868-883

“China’s Challenge.” Huang, Yasheng. MIT Technology Review, January 2, 2013.

“Democratize or die: Why China’s communists face reform or revolution.” Huang, Yasheng (January/February 2013). Foreign Affairs.

“Democracy and growth: China versus India.” Huang, Yasheng. In Reimagining India. McKinsey & Company, 2013.

“Inward and outward FDI in China.” Huang, Yasheng. In Chow, Gregory C., and Dwight H. Perkins (eds.), Routledge Handbook of Chinese Economy, 2013.

“Reforms of China’s State Sector.” Huang, Yasheng. In Oxford Companion of Economics, 2013.

“The dawn for a new China?” Huang, Yasheng. The New York Times Room for Debate. November 22, 2012.

“The key to bringing democracy to China.” Huang, Yasheng. Foreign Policy, November 19, 2012.

“Should the U.S. seek more tech manufacturing?” Huang, Yasheng. The New York Times Room for Debate, August 15, 2012.

“FDI policies in India and China.” Huang, Yasheng, and Heiwai Tang (January 2012). World Economy, 35(1): 91-105.

“Financing constraints in post-socialist China.” Huang, Yasheng. In Socialism Vanquished, Socialism Challenged: Eastern Europe and China, 1989-2009, Oxford University Press, 2012.

“How did China take off?” Huang, Yasheng (Fall 2012). Journal of Economic Perspectives, 24(4): 147-170.

Is China's Model Unique? Huang, Yasheng. Zhongxin Commercial Press, 2011.

"Path of Growth of Large Enterprises." Huang, Yasheng, Jiang Rouchen, and Wang Dan. China Times Publishing House, 2011.

"Transformation of Large Private Enterprises in China.” Huang, Yasheng, Jiang Rouchen and Yu Dianfu. Shanghai Economics and Finance University Press, 2011.

“The fallacy of Beijing Consensus.” Huang, Yasheng. The Wall Street Journal, June, 2010.

“China’s Other Path.” Huang, Yasheng. Wilson Quarterly, May, 2010.

“Debating the China model.” Huang, Yasheng (May 2010). Journal of Management Perspectives, 24(2).

“Gross Democratic Product.” Huang, Yasheng. Forbes India, May, 2010.

“Educated and fearing the future in China,” New York Times Room for Debate, March 7, 2010.

“Getting the Rural Issues Right.” Huang, Yasheng. In Birdsall, Nancy, and Francis Fukuyama (eds.), New Ideas on Development after the Financial Crisis. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 2010.

Getting the rural issues right (2010)

“Is Entrepreneurship Missing in Shanghai?” Huang, Yasheng, and Yi Qian. In International Differences in Entrepreneurship, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, an NBER publication. (2010)

“Ownership biases and FDI in China.” Huang, Yasheng. In The Rise of Asia: Trade and Investment in Global Perspective, London: Routledge, 2010.

Path of Growth of Large Enterprises (2010)

“Human capital development: The reason behind China’s growth.” Huang, Yasheng. Economic Times, December 20, 2009.

“Global crisis offers China a chance for change.” Huang, Yasheng. The Guardian, May 17, 2009.

“Schumpeterian Economics for Chindia.” Huang, Yasheng. Forbes, April 3, 2009.

“Political federalism and inflation: Sub-national evidence from China.” Huang, Yasheng, and Yumin Sheng (April 2009). British Journal of Political Science, 39(2): 389-412. 

“China’s Growth Fantasy.” Huang, Yasheng. The Wall Street Journal, December 22, 2008.

“Private Ownership: The Sources of the Chinese Economic Miracle.” Huang, Yasheng. McKinsey Quarterly, December, 2008.

“Should Mumbai learn from Shanghai?” Huang, Yasheng (July 2008). Economic and Political Weekly, 43(29): 44-52.

“The Next Asian Miracle.” Huang, Yasheng. Foreign Policy, July/August, 2008.

A Fire Sale without Fire: An Explanation of Labor-Intensive FDI in China (2008)

"Capitalism with Chinese Characteristics: State and Entrepreneurship During Reform." Huang, Yasheng. Cambridge University Press, 2008.

Does Ethnicity Pay? Evidence from Overseas Chinese FDI in China (2008)

Is Entrepreneurship Missing in Shanghai? (2008)

“Just how capitalist is China?” Huang, Yasheng. In Dutt, Amitava Krishna, and Jaime Ros (eds.), International Handbook of Development Economics, Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, 2008.

Just How Capitalist is China? (2008)

“The political economy of private sector development in China.” Haggard, Stephan, and Yasheng Huang. In China’s Economic Transition: Origins, Mechanisms, and Consequences, Cambridge University Press, 2008.

What is Wrong with Shanghai? (2008)

“Roots of China’s Miracle.” Huang, Yasheng. Financial Times, October 21, 2007.

“Ownership biases and FDI in China: Evidence from two provinces.” Huang, Yasheng (April 2007). Business and Politics, 9(1).

“A tale of two provinces: The institutional environment and foreign ownership in China.” Huang, Yasheng, and Wenhua Di (March 2007). China Finance Review.

“China is no haven for entrepreneurs.” Huang, Yasheng. Financial Times, February 2, 2007.

“Zhejiang’s Entrepreneurs are a Model for China.” Huang, Yasheng. Financial Times, October 1, 2006.

“Why is China Still Poor?” Huang, Yasheng. Emerging Markets, May 4, 2006.

“The Microeconomic Rise of India.” Huang, Yasheng. Far Eastern Economic Review, March, 2006.

“Should China Learn from India’s Slow and Quiet Rise?” Huang, Yasheng. Financial Times, January 26, 2006.

“Are China and India performing well relative to their competitive potential?” Huang, Yasheng. In Schwab, Klaus, and Michael Porter (eds.), Global Competitiveness Report 2006-2007, New York: Palgrave MacMillan. 2006. 117-122.

“Assessing financing constraints for domestic private firms in China and India: Evidence from the WBES.” Huang, Yasheng (2006). Indian Journal of Economics & Business, Special Issue India & China.      (2006)

“China’s Strength Begins at Home.” Huang, Yasheng. Financial Times, June 2, 2005.

“China’s Big Hope is Not Hong Kong.” Huang, Yasheng. Financial Times, January, 2005.

“Indigenous versus foreign business models.” Huang, Yasheng, and Tarun Khanna. In Friedman, Edward, and Bruce Gilley (eds.), Asia’s Giants: Comparing China and India, Palgrave MacMillan. 2005.

“ASEAN’s Institutions are Still in Poor Shape.” Huang, Yasheng, and Bernard Yeung. Financial Times, September 2, 2004.

“China is Just Catching Up.” Huang, Yasheng. Financial Times, June 8, 2004.

“China’s Growth Masks Weaknesses.” Huang, Yasheng. Financial Times, April 22, 2004.

“ASEAN and FTAA: External threat and internal institutional weaknesses.” Huang, Yasheng, Randall K. Morck, and Bernard Yeung (May 2004). Business and Politics, 6(1): 1-45.

“Introduction.” Huang, Yasheng, Edward Steinfeld, and Anthony Saich. In Saich, Tony and Joan Kaufman (eds.), Financial Sector Reforms in China, Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2004.

“Why more may be actually less? Financing bias and labor-intensive FDI in China.” Huang, Yasheng. In Saich, Tony and Joan Kaufman (eds.), Financial Sector Reforms in China. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2004.

“Can India Overtake China?” Huang, Yasheng, and Tarun Khanna. Foreign Policy, July/August 2003.

“One country, two systems: Foreign-invested enterprises and domestic firms in China.” Huang, Yasheng (2003). China Economic Review, 14(4): 404-416. (2003)

"Selling China: Foreign Direct Investment During the Reform Era." Huang, Yasheng. New York: Cambridge University Press. (2003)

“The Benefits of FDI in a Transitional Economy: The Case of China.” Huang, Yasheng. In New Horizons for Foreign Direct Investment. Paris: OECD, 2003.

“Two Cheers for Jiang’s Three Represents.” Huang, Yasheng. Project Syndicate, November 2002.

“Between two coordination failures: Automotive industrial policy in China with a comparison to Korea.” Huang, Yasheng (August 2002). Review of International Political Economy, 9(3): 538-573. 

“Managing Chinese bureaucrats: An institutional economics Perspective.” Huang, Yasheng (March 2002). Political Studies, 50(1): 61-79.

“Why Do Chinese Firms Stay Home?” Huang, Yasheng. Project Syndicate, November 2001.

“Why Overseas Chinese Dominate China's Exports.” Huang, Yasheng. Project Syndicate, May 2001.

“Political Institutions and Fiscal Reforms in China.” Huang, Yasheng (January/February 2001). Problems of Post-Communism, 48(1).

“Internal and External Reforms in China.” Huang, Yasheng (Spring/Summer 2001). Cato Journal, 21(13).

“The Role of Foreign-Invested Enterprises in the Chinese Economy: An Institutional Foundation Approach.” Huang, Yasheng. In Chen, Shuxun, and Charles Wolf, Jr. (eds.), China, the United States and the Global Economy. Santa Monica, CA: Rand Corporation, 2001.

“Understanding US-China Economic Relations.” Huang, Yasheng. In Constrained Engagement. Beijing: Xinhua Press, 2001.

“Capital Controls: China’s Stellar FDI Flows?” Huang, Yasheng. The Wall Street Journal Europe, September 29, 2000.

“An Institutional and Policy Approach to the Demand for Foreign Direct Investment in China.” Huang, Yasheng. In Lau, Chung-Ming, and Jianfa Shen (eds.), China Review 2000. Hong Kong: Chinese University Press, 2000.

“Foreign Direct Investment: Why China Needs So Much?” Huang, Yasheng. Harvard China Review, Spring/Summer, 2000.

“The Triumph of China’s Free Traders.” Huang, Yasheng. The Wall Street Journal Asia, November 18, 1999.

“Third Front.” Huang, Yasheng. Time (International), October 1999.

“WTO Entry is Critical to China’s Stability.” Huang, Yasheng. The Wall Street Journal Asia, September 28, 1999.

“A Chinese Nightmare.” Huang, Yasheng. Newsweek (International edition), March 22, 1999.

“Sino-US Relations: The Economic Dimension.” Huang, Yasheng. In Deng, Yong, and Fei-ling Wang (eds.), In the Eyes of the Dragon: China Views the World. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 1999.

"FDI in China." Huang, Yasheng. Singapore and Hong Kong: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies and Chinese University Press, 1998.

“Going with the Flow.” Huang, Yasheng. Harvard Asia Pacific Review, Summer 1998.

“Hong Kong’s Political and Economic Integration to China.” Huang, Yasheng. In Cohen, Warren I., and Li Zhao, (eds.), The Economic and Political Implications of Reversion. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1997.

“Book Review: State and Society in China's Political Economy.” Huang, Yasheng (December 1996). American Political Science Review, 90(4).

“Central/Local Relations in China: Economic and Institutional Dimensions.” Huang, Yasheng (Apri 1996). World Development, 24(4).

“Taiwan Made a Wrong Move.” Huang, Yasheng. The Wall Street Journal Asia, March 15-16, 1996.

“The Statistical Agency in China's Bureaucratic System–with a Comparison to the Former Soviet Union.” Huang, Yasheng (March 1996). Communist and Post-Communist Studies, 29(1): 59-75.

“Forces Shaping Sino-US Ties.” Huang, Yasheng (January 27, 1996). ISEAS Trends of the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies.

"Inflation and Investment Controls in China: The Political Economy of Central-Local Relations During the Reform Era." Huang, Yasheng. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1996.

“Taiwan Strait Crisis and Sino-U.S. Relations.” Huang, Yasheng (Summer 1996). Journal of Asian Business, 12(3).

“Book Review: Using the Past to Serve the Present.” Huang, Yasheng (December 1995). The China Quarterly, 144.

“Beijing's Polite Politics.” Huang, Yasheng. The New York Times, November 14, 1994. (1995)

“Administrative Monitoring in China: Institutions and Processes.” Huang, Yasheng (September 1995). The China Quarterly, 143: 828-843.

“The Strategic Investment Behavior of Chinese Local Governments During the Reform Era.” Huang, Yasheng (September 1995). China Economic Review, 6(2): 169-186.

“China in the New International Political Economy: Perspectives and Problems.” Huang, Yasheng. In Gourevitch, Peter, and Takashi Inoguchi (eds.), United States-Japan Relations and International Institutions After the Cold War. La Jolla, CA: Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, University of California at San Diego, 1995.

“China in the New International Political Economy: Perspectives and Problems.” Huang, Yasheng. In Gourevitch, Peter, and Takashi Inoguchi (eds.), United States-Japan Relations and International Institutions After the Cold War. La Jolla, CA: Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, University of California at San Diego, 1995.

“Why China Will Not Collapse.” Huang, Yasheng (Summer 1995). Foreign Policy, 99: 54-68

“Information, Bureaucracy, and Economic Reforms in China and the Soviet Union.” Huang, Yasheng (October 1994). World Politics, 47(1): 102-134.

“Web of Interests and Patterns of Behavior of Chinese Local Economic Bureaucracies and Enterprises During Reforms.” Huang, Yasheng (September 1990). The China Quarterly, 123: 431-458.


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