Yasheng Huang

Does democracy stifle economic growth?

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Economist Yasheng Huang compares China to India, and asks how China's authoritarian rule contributed to its astonishing economic growth — leading to a big question: Is democracy actually holding India back? Huang's answer may surprise you.

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Yasheng Huang · Political economist

Yasheng Huang asks us to rethink our ideas about China and other large emerging economies. Lately he’s been asking, Does democracy hinder or promote economic growth?

Yasheng Huang asks us to rethink our ideas about China and other large emerging economies. Lately he’s been asking, Does democracy hinder or promote economic growth?