Author: Zhao Chen, Ming Lu Full Title: Toward Balanced Growth With Economic Agglomeration: Empirical Studies Of China's Urban-Rural And Interregional Development Publisher: Springer; 2016 edition (June 15, 2015) Year: 2016 ISBN-13: 9783662474129 (978-3-662-47412-9), 9783662474112 (978-3-662-47411-2), 9783662516751 (978-3-662-51675-1) ISBN-10: 3662474123, 3662474115, 3662516756 Pages: 138 Language: English Genre: Economics: Economic Growth File type: PDF (True) Quality: 10/10 Price: 85.59 € This book explains the relationships between equality and efficiency, as well as between government and market, in urban-rural and regional development by providing theoretical frameworks and empirical evidence. Urban-rural development in China is understood from a regional perspective, while the core issue of urban-rural and regional development is cross-regional resource reallocation driven by the trends of globalization, marketization and urbanization and their influence on growth and inequality. The book puts forward the following arguments: An urban-rural and regional balance should not be achieved by limiting agglomeration effects in eastern regions. For some time now, China has lacked a suitable mechanism to enable residents in underdeveloped and rural areas to share in the achievements of economic agglomeration. As a result, China should not slow down economic agglomeration and development in eastern regions simply by depending on administrative means to balance urban-rural and regional development. In the final analysis, arriving at a regional balance depends on growth in the eastern regions, provided a reasonable mechanism is implemented to enable inland areas to share in the development achievements of eastern regions. In turn, finding an urban-regional balance rests on urban development, as long as more rural workers can move to and prosper in cities. ------------- Damnant quod non intellegunt!