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Animal Spirits with Chinese Characteristics

Investment Booms and Busts in the World’s Emerging Economic Giant

Authors: DeWeaver, M.

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Will China eventually be able to eliminate its socialist animal spirits? Highlighting the importance of China's investment booms and busts for both the Chinese and the world economy, Animal Spirits with Chinese Characteristics describes the origins and evolution of the investment cycle during the command economy period.

About the authors

MARK A. DEWEAVER PhD, manages Quantrarian Asia Hedge, an emerging markets fund he cofounded in 1999. He lived and worked in China from 1985-1994, first as a student at Sun Yatsen University in Guangzhou, later as a research analyst for Peregrine Brokerage (now part of BNP Paribas). He has written for Project Syndicate, Asia Times Online, the Asia Sentinel, and Iraq Business News.

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"If you want to understand China's economy, or the political system that's attached to it, you should read this book. DeWeaver's account of the business cycle as it operates in that country's system of state capitalism will be extremely useful to academic economists, policymakers, investors, and anyone else who wants to understand how the world's second-largest economy really works in detail. The book's focus on inefficiencies, and on the political aspects of the process that produces policy, make it invaluable both as a guide to the country's present economic system, and a warning about its future. The author's scholarship is profound the book draws extensively on information unavailable in English but his practical experience in the Chinese business world gives the discussion a realism and depth that are very unusual in Western accounts of modern China, and his dry wit makes reading it a pleasure." -

Daniel Cloud, author of The Lily: Evolution, Play, and the Power of a Free Society


Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction and Overview

    Weaver, Mark A.

    Pages 1-10

  • Investment with Chinese Characteristics

    Weaver, Mark A.

    Pages 11-29

  • Socialist Booms and Busts

    Weaver, Mark A.

    Pages 31-53

  • A History of the Cycle

    Weaver, Mark A.

    Pages 55-76

  • Warped Incentives and “Second-Best” Efficiency

    Weaver, Mark A.

    Pages 77-99

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eBook $84.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-11012-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.99
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  • ISBN 978-0-230-11569-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $110.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-29674-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Animal Spirits with Chinese Characteristics
Book Subtitle
Investment Booms and Busts in the World’s Emerging Economic Giant
Authors
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Mark A. DeWeaver
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-11012-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137110121
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-11569-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-29674-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 224
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations
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