Wu is one of the preeminent economists in China, primarily specializing in economic policy as it applies to China’s ongoing series of economic reforms. He is affectionately referred to in the media as Wu Shichang (吴市场; “Market Wu”) because of his resolute conviction that socialism is compatible with a market system. Wu holds multiple positions such as Professor of Economics at both the China Europe International Business School and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences; Senior Research Fellow for the Developmental Research Centre of the State Council of the PRC.
- Wu, Jinglian, et al. “On the establishment of a modern enterprise system: selections from Reform in Large-scale and Medium-size Enterprises.” International Journal of Political Economy. 1 (Spr 1995): 7-45.
- Wu, Jinglian. “The key to China’s transition: small and midsize enterprises.” Harvard China Review. 1.2 (Sum 1999): 7-12.
- Wu, Jinglian. “Double Imbalance.” Beijing Review. 51 (Dec 18 2008): 33.
- Wu, Jinglian. “Economic facelift.” Beijing Review.18 (May 4 2006): 19.
- Wu, Jinglian. “New subject of growth pattern.” Beijing Review. 12 (Mar 24 2005): 20-21.
- Wu, Jinglian. “Easy does it: slamming on the brakes would not be good for China’s soaring economic growth. What is needed to avoid overheating is gentle pressure and a gradual slowdown.” Beijing Review.20 (May 20 2004): 36-37.
Collections and Book Chapters
- Wu, Jinglian, Ishikawa, Shigeru, and Wong, John. Comments. “China’s open door and the internal development in perspective of the twenty-first century.” China in the twenty-first century: politics, economy, and society. Ed. Itoh, Fumio. Tokyo; New York: United Nations University Press, 1997. 48-79.
- Wu, Jinglian. “China’s economic and financial reform.” Financial reform in China. Ed. Tam, On Kit. London; New York: Routledge, 1995. 83-103.
- Wu, Jinglian. “Does China need to change its industrialization path?.” East Asian visions: perspectives on economic development. Gill, Indermit; Huang, Yukon; Kharas, Homi. Washington, D.C.: The World Bank; Singapore: Institute of Policy Studies, 2007.
- Wu, Jinglian. “Market socialism’ and Chinese economic reform.” Market and socialism: in the light of the experiences of China and Vietnam. Eds. Kornai, János; Qian, Yingyi. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. 25-46.
- Wu, Jinglian. “Wirtschaftsreform und politische Stabilität.” Trans. Dori Fischer. Ordnungsreform und Entwicklung der chinesischen Wirtschaft in den 90er Jahren: Festschrift für Armin Bohnet zum 60. Schinke, Eberhard; Hong, Zhong. Geburtstag. Berlin: In Kommission bei Duncker & Humblot, 1996. 13-35.
- Wu, Jinglian. “The Chinese economy: the shift of development strategy and the reform of the economic system.” Sozialismus und Industrialsierung: die Wirtschaftssysteme Polens, Jugoslawiens, Chinas und Kubas im Vergleich = Socialism and industrialization: a comparison of the economic systems of Poland, Yugosla. Eds. Gey, Peter; Kosta, Jiři; Quaisser, Wolfgang. n.d. 248-262.
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