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Barry Naughton

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University of California at San Diego

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Barry Naughton is the Sokwanlok Chair of Chinese International Affairs at the University of California at San Diego. He held previous positions at the University of Michigan, the University of Oregon, and the World Bank. He is a recognized authority on the Chinese economy, focusing on issues relating to its industry, trade, finance, and market transition.

Naughton’s well-known textbook, The Chinese Economy: Transitions and Growth, has been translated into Chinese and Korean. His monograph, Growing Out of the Plan: Chinese Economic Reform, 1978-1993, received the Masayoshi Ohira Memorial Prize for outstanding work furthering the Pacific Basin Community. He is the editor of six other books and the author of scores of other journal articles and book chapters, including a quarterly analysis of the Chinese economy for China Leadership Monitor.

Professor Naughton earned his B.A. in Chinese Language and Literature at the University of Washington. At Yale University, he earned an M.A. in International Relations and a Ph.D. in Economics.

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