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China's Industrial Pollution: Economic Growth and its Impact on the Environment

By Professor Yanrui Wu, UTS
October 14, 2008

Environmental degradation associated with rapid economic growth in China has attracted a lot of attention both domestically and internationally and is a pressing problem in China’s development. This talk covers Professor Yanrui Wu’s preliminary findings from a series of studies on growth and the environment in China. In his presentation, he will review current conditions of industrial pollution in China, provide an initial assessment and shed some light on current environmental regulations.

Professor Yanrui Wu is an economist specializing in development economics, international trade and applied econometric modelling. His research interests include the Chinese and Asian economies, productivity analysis, economic growth, resource and environmental economics. He is the author of several books such as Productive Performance in Chinese Enterprises (Macmillan, 1996), China’s Consumer Revolution (Edward Elgar Publishers, 1999), The Macroeconomics of East Asian Growth (Edward Elgar Publishers, 2002), China’s Economic Growth (RoutledgeCurzon, 2004) and Productivity, Efficiency and Economic Growth in China (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008). Prof Wu is on the editorial board of the China Economic Review (North-Holland Publishing), Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies (Routledge) and China Agricultural Economic Review (Emerald). He is also the General Editor of Advances in Chinese Economic Studies book series published by Edward Elgar Publishers, UK. He currently teaches international economics and business econometrics.

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