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Shenggen Fan, Ravi Kanbur, Shang-Jin Wei, and Xiaobo Zhang

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199678204

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678204.001.0001

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From labour-intensive to innovation-driven economic growth

(p.561) 94 Shenzhen
The Oxford Companion to the Economics of China

Jie Tang

Oxford University Press

This chapter first discusses the characteristics of the economic development of Shenzhen, China’s first Special Economic Zone. Shenzhen was a very small town near the border between Hong Kong and mainland China with a population of only 30,000 people but has burgeoned into a booming city with nearly 14 million people. It has allowed a healthy private sector to become the core of its economy; enabled continuous structural upgrades; promoted innovation; and giving small private IT companies which have begun with low-end imitations, the opportunity to ease into autonomous innovation. The chapter then presents an endogenous specialized labour growth model to explain the story of Shenzhen.

Keywords:   economic development, economic policy, regional economy, labour growth model

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