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Barry J. Naughton

Professor of Chinese Economy; Sokwanlok Chair of Chinese International Affairs

bnaughton@ucsd.edu

Phone:
(858) 534-2481
Fax: (858) 534-3939

9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0519

Office: #1423

Education

Ph.D., Yale University, 1986 (economics)
M.A., Yale University, 1979 (international relations)
B.A., University of Washington, 1975 (Chinese language and literature)

Programs and Centers

21st Century China Program
China Regional Concentration

Biography

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Naughton is an authority on the Chinese economy, with an emphasis on issues relating to industry, trade, finance, and China's transition to a market economy. Recent research focuses on regional economic growth in the People's Republic of China and the relationship between foreign trade and investment and regional growth. He is also completing a general textbook on the Chinese economy. Recently completed projects have focused on Chinese trade and technology, in particular, the relationship between the development of the electronics industry in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, and the growth of trade and investment among those economies. His book, Growing Out of the Plan: Chinese Economic Reform, 1978-1993, which was published in 1995, is a comprehensive study of China's development from a planned to a market economy that traces the distinctive strategy of transition followed by China, as well as China's superior growth performance. It received the Ohira Memorial Prize in 1996. Naughton is the author of numerous articles on the Chinese economy and is editor or co-editor of three other books: Reforming Asian Socialism: The Growth of Market Institutions, Urban Spaces in Contemporary China, and The China Circle: Economics and Technology in the PRC, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Naughton joined IR/PS in 1988 and was named to the Sokwanlok Chair in Chinese International Affairs in 1998.

Research materials related to Naughton's most recent book, The Chinese Economy: Transitions and Growth, are available online. Please click here for more information.

Perspectives

Naughton can provide commentary on economic reform in Chinese cities (including industry, employment and finance issues), on trade and trade disputes between China and the United States, and on economic interactions among China, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

Expertise

Naughton is an authority on the Chinese economy with an emphasis on issues relating to industry, trade, finance and China's transition to a market economy.

Current Projects

Naughton is currently working on regional economic growth in China and the relationship between foreign trade and investment and regional growth. He is also completing a general textbook on the Chinese economy. Recently completed projects have focused on Chinese trade and technology, in particular, the relationship between the development of the electronics industry in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, and the growth of trade and investment among those economies.

Background Notes

Naughton joined IR/PS in 1988, and was named Sokwanlok Professor of Chinese International Affairs in 1998.

Professional Activities

Member, Humanities, Social Sciences & Business Studies Panel, Research Grants Council, Hong Kong, 1998-2003.

Chairman, Committee on Advanced Study in China, of the Committee on Scholarly Communication with China, 1994-1998

Member, Joint Committee on Chinese Studies of the American Council of Learned Societies and the Social Science Research Council, 1991-1994.

Associate Dean, Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, University of California, San Diego, 1992-1995, 2001-2003.

Chair, Chinese Studies Program, University of California, San Diego. 1998-2000.

Reviewer for professional journals (selected): American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Economic Literature, Economic Development and Cultural Change, Journal of Comparative Economics, American Political Science Review, American Sociology Review, China Quarterly, Australian Journal of Chinese Affairs.

Publications of Note

Naughton's 1995 study of Chinese economic reforms, Growing Out of the Plan: Chinese Economic Reform, 1978-1993, is a comprehensive account of the Chinese reform process and was awarded the Ohira Memorial Prize in 1996. Naughton is the author of numerous articles on the Chinese economy, and also the editor or co-editor of three other books: Reforming Asian Socialism: The Growth of Market Institutions, Urban Spaces in Contemporary China and The China Circle: Economics and Technology in the PRC, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

Recent Publications

The Chinese Economy: Transitions and Growth, Massachusettes Institute of Technology Press, 2007.

Co-editor (with Dali Yang) and contributor, Holding China Together: Diversity and National Integration in the Post-Deng Era. New York: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming, 2004.

Editor and contributor, The China Circle: Economics and Technology in the PRC, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. Washington, D.C.: The Brookings Institution, 1997. [Chinese translation, Beijing: Xinhua, 1999.]

Co-editor (with John McMillan) and contributor, Reforming Asian Socialism: The Growth of Market Institutions, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1996.

Growing Out of the Plan: Chinese Economic Reform, 1978-1993, New York: Cambridge University Press. 1995.