The Process of Economic Development in West Sichuan: The Case of Daocheng County

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Carsten A. Holz

Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) - Division of Social Science

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Date Written: 2020

Abstract

Economic development of a remote, mountainous region is a challenge for any country. This paper examines how this development challenge has been addressed in a high-altitude backward region of the People's Republic of China. Is this region increasingly being left behind or has it entered a sustainable development trajectory? What form does economic development take? What is the role of the government vs. the private sector? What are the broader socio-economic and cultural consequences? The focus is on Daocheng County, Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Region, West Sichuan. The fact that it is a predominantly Tibetan county adds a nationality dimension to the issue of economic development.

Keywords: economic development, tourism development, infrastructure development, poverty alleviation, backward region, fiscal transfers, Tibet

JEL Classification: O120, O230, O250, O530, L830, Z320

Suggested Citation

Holz, Carsten A., The Process of Economic Development in West Sichuan: The Case of Daocheng County (2020). CESifo Working Paper No. 8104, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3541452

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