Growth Take-off in the People’s Republic of China | Asian Development Bank

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Growth Take-off in the People’s Republic of China

Event | 21 February 2017 ADBI, Tokyo, Japan


Eric Girardin is a professor of economics at Aix-Marseille University’s School of Economics in France. His research, focused on macroeconomic, monetary and financial issues in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and East Asia, has been published in numerous journals including the Journal of Development Economics, China Economic Review, and Energy Journal. He was one of the longest-serving members of ADBI’s Advisory Council (2004-2012) and has held visiting positions at the Bank of International Settlements (BIS), Asia-Pacific; the Hong Kong Institute of Monetary Research (HKIMR); the Bank of Finland Institute for Economies in Transition (BOFIT), the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), Beijing; the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) Graduate School, Beijing; and Fudan University, Shanghai.


Eric Girardin provides new evidence of the timing of the growth take-off in the PRC based on reconstructed industrial output data. Growth take-off happened much later and occurred over a shorter period than was generally expected, but was of similar duration to that of Japan half a century ago and the US a century and a half ago. Seen over a long period of time, the PRC’s post-take-off slowdown is a return to the pre-take-off growth normalcy.


About 20 policy makers, academics, outside researchers, and the general public.


Better understanding of the growth take-off and slowdown in the PRC.



Time of event

12:00 – 13:00