Loren Brandt

Professor of Economics, Noranda Chair in Economics and International Trade, University of Toronto
Research Fellow, IZA

Loren Brandt is a Professor of Economics at the University of Toronto specializing in the Chinese economy. He has been at the University of Toronto since 1987. He is also a research fellow at the IZA (The Institute for the Study of Labor) in Bonn, Germany. He has published widely on the Chinese economy in leading economic journals, and has been involved in extensive household and enterprise survey work in both China and Vietnam.  With Thomas Rawski, he recently completed an interdisciplinary effort analyzing policy, regulation and innovation in China’s power and telecom sectors, which will be published next year by Cambridge University Press.  He was also co-editor and major contributor to China’s Great Economic Transformation (Cambridge University Press, 2008), which provides an integrated analysis of China’s unexpected economic boom of the past three decades. Brandt was also one of the area editors for Oxford University Press’ five-volume Encyclopedia of Economic History (2003). His current research focuses on issues of industrial upgrading in China, inequality dynamics, and economic growth and structural change.

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Last updated: April, 2018.


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