The Lion's Share. What's behind China's economic slowdown


This text has been written within the frame of the BRICs seminar, FMSH/CRBC.

Following the global crisis, the stimulus package of 2009-2010, with its huge expansion of credit, marked the end of « Cheap China », with the underpricing of labor, capital, land, energy and currency, and disproportionally shifted growth in favor of the public sector and real estate, the lion’s share of the State-Party system. The present process of deleveraging must adress the unprecedented inequities which stem from distortions in the allocations of resources and the respective functions of the central and local governments.

Published at 25 October 2013