Journal of Economic Structures

The Official Journal of the Pan-Pacific Association of Input-Output Studies (PAPAIOS)

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Special Issue on:

Sustainable Development of Chinese Economy

The Chinese economy has been growing based on its large saving/investment and export increase with introduction foreign capitals.  China’s rapid growth, however, is terminating now and Chinese economic structure ought to be changed to fit the coming new stable growth era or so called “new normal” economy. The Chinese economy now faces a lot of challenges to discuss in terms of structural change as follows.  

Industrial structure: growth engine is shifting from manufacturing to such tertiary industry as information/communication, tourism, business/personal services, etc.  

Labor market structure: labor market in China is now passing Lewisian Turning Point with wage increase. 

Demand structure: aggregate demand in China is shifting from investment to consumption with a diffusion of internet and e-commerce. 

Energy consumption structure: reduction of energy consumption and CO2 emissions in China is now an international commitment.  

International trade structure: trade structure in China is becoming more sophisticated and trade dependency of developed economies on China is getting higher. 

Environmental protection: air pollution is becoming worse and waste problem is becoming serious. 

This special issue welcomes all the articles to address those challenges in China.


Your article will be published free of charge!
Due to a generous grant by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), all article processing charges (APCs) for all accepted articles for this Special Thematic Series will be waived. 

Important dates:
Submission deadline for abstracts: August 31, 2017
Submission deadline for full manuscripts: December 31, 2017
Deadline for receipt of revised, final manuscripts: March 31, 2018
Publication: 2nd quarter of 2018


Special Thematic Series Editors:

Dr. Fujikawa, Kiyoshi (lead guest editor), Nagoya University, Japan

Dr. Wang, Zaizhe (lead guest editor), Rissho University, Japan

Dr. Lee Jinmyon (lead guest editor), Korea Institute for Industrial Economics and Trade (KIET), Korea