About the Project

Big Data China is a collaboration between the CSIS Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics and the Stanford Center on China’s Economy and Institutions (SCCEI) dedicated to bridging the gap between cutting-edge quantitative academic research and the Washington policy community. The goal of Big Data China is to analyze leading academic research on China and highlight the most relevant findings for today’s policy issues. We hope you’ll explore our website, which will regularly be updated with new multimedia features, written analysis, and public events.

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Unpacking Linkages Between the Chinese State and Private Firms

Ever since China began integrating into the global economy and shifting away from a planned economy in the late 1970s, domestic and foreign observers have closely tracked the development of the country’s emerging private sector to better understand the relationship between state and business, the country’s progress towards modernization, and the implications for the international…

Why Decarbonization Requires Globalization: An Interview with Michael Davidson

In this interview for Big Data China, Ilaria Mazzocco speaks with Michael Davidson (UC-San Diego) about the political economy of China’s climate policies and the impact of U.S. policy responses on achieving America’s own climate goals. Davidson, an assistant professor at the School of Global Policy and Strategy and the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department…

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