Barry Naughton

Sokwanlok Professor of Chinese International Affairs, GPS, UC San Diego

Barry Naughton is one of America’s most highly respected economists working on China. Naughton has written the authoritative textbook “The Chinese Economy: Transitions and Growth,” and his groundbreaking book “Growing Out of the Plan: Chinese Economic Reform, 1978-1993” received the Ohira Memorial Prize. He recently translated, edited and annotated a collection of articles by the Chinese economist Wu Jinglian. His next book (co-edited with Kellee Tsai), “State Capitalism, Institutional Adaptation, and the Chinese Miracle,” will be published in 2016 by Cambridge University Press.

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“State Capitalism, Institutional Adaptation and the Chinese Miracle” (co-editor), Cambridge University Press, 2015

“Wu Jinglian: Voice of Reform in China” (editor with introduction), MIT Press, 2013

“The Chinese Economy: Transitions and Growth,” MIT Press, 2006

“Growing Out of the Plan: Chinese Economic Reform, 1978 - 1993,” Cambridge University Press, 1995


Barry Naughton

"Reform Agenda in Turmoil: Can Policy-makers Regain the Initiative?" China Leadership Monitor, 2015

"It’s All in the Execution: Struggling with the Reform Agenda," China Leadership Monitor, 2014

“The Return of Planning in China: Comment on Heilmann-Melton and Hu Angang,” Modern China

“China’s Industrial Capitalism: Is There a Distinctive System? Can it be a Model for Others?,“ Journal of Contemporary China

“China’s Economic Think Tanks: Their Changing Role in the 1990s,” The China Quarterly

“What is Distinctive about China’s Economic Transition? State Enterprise Reform and Overall System Transformation,” Journal of Comparative Economics