Business

Scholarly Publications

Entrepreneurial Reluctance: Talent and Firm Creation in China

The theoretical literature has long noted that talent can be used in both the entrepreneurial and non-entrepreneurial sectors, and its allocation depends on the reward structure. We test these...

Just Above the Exam Cutoff Score: Elite College Admission and Wages in China

A burgeoning literature has documented the importance of elite colleges. Yet, little is known about access to elite education and its labor market implications in China, a country that produces one...

The Performance of State-Owned Enterprises: New Evidence from the China Employer-Employee Survey

January 2021

Drawing on data from a random sample of manufacturing firms collected in 2016 for the China Employer-Employee Survey (CEES), we examine differences in measures of productivity and financial returns...

Other Publications

Tracking China's Economic Path

Stanford scholars are setting and expanding research agendas to analyze China’s economic development and its impact on the world. The newly launched Stanford Center on China’s Economy and...

The End of Cheap Chinese Labor

September 2012

In recent decades, cheap labor has played a central role in the Chinese model, which has relied on expanded participation in world trade as a main driver of growth.

News

The Economist: The Benefits of Acing China's Most Important Academic Exam

February 2021

SCCEI Co-Director Hongbin Li's research on elite college admissions and wages in China provides the basis for this article from The Economist.

Events

China Chats with Stanford Faculty: The Rise of Robots in China with Professor Hongbin Li

February 24, 2021

China Chats with Stanford Faculty The Rise of Robots in China with Professor Hongbin Li China’s production and adoption of robotic technology have accelerated rapidly in recent years, surpassing...

China Chats with Stanford Faculty: USA vs China: A New Cold War? Great Power Relations and Competition in the 21st Century with Prof. Michael McFaul

February 24, 2021

China Chats with Stanford Faculty USA vs China:  A New Cold War? Great Power Relations and Competition in the 21st Century Thirty years ago, the Cold War ended.

People

Dr. Hongbin Li Hongbin Li Senior Fellow Co-director, SCCEI