AIS5340 - Infrastructure Development in China

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Department of Asian and International Studies
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Course Duration
One Semester
Course Offering Term*:
Not offering in current academic year

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

Infrastructure is one of the key drivers for economic development in China.  Despite its strategic role and economic values, many infrastructure sectors are state owned or state controlled.  With a view to enhancing its efficiency and financial viability, the Chinese government had initiated a series of marketization reform and resulted in different intended and unintended outcomes. This course offers theoretical and empirical explanations on the constraints and solutions to marketize and develop infrastructure sectors in China.  The network characteristics of various infrastructure sector, and its implications on the choice of reform will be discussed.  Examples in other countries will also be used for illustration.  Students will be provided with the necessary theoretical and empirical background for critical analysis, and are encouraged to reflect upon orthodox wisdom on privatization of different infrastructure sectors in China, Hong Kong and other countries.

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Continuous Assessment: 100%
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