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Estimating the Long-Term Impact of the Great Chinese Famine (1959–61) on Modern China
This research analyzes the long-term impact of the Great Chinese Famine (1959–61) on the modern Chinese economy, and shows that areas in which famine was most severe have significantly lower perExpand
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Resistance is Futile? Institutional and Geographic Factors in China’s Great Leap Famine
I present evidence that China’s state capacity was an important determinant of famine mortality during China’s Great Famine (1959-61). I hypothesize that variation arising from the interaction ofExpand
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The impact of reduced incidence of malaria and other mosquito-borne diseases on global population
Interrupting mosquito-borne disease (MBD) transmission was a 20th-century development. By exploiting a natural experiment hinging on the interaction between the probable onset of efforts to suppressExpand
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Truth and fiction : a novel
China’s Foreign Agriculture Investments
Chinese companies are increasing their investments in foreign agricultural and food assets. Their broad aims are to gain profits for Chinese investors while achieving national food security andExpand
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Terrain ruggedness and limits of political repression: Evidence from China’s Great Leap Forward and Famine (1959-61)
Abstract Chairman Mao Zedong’s Great Leap Forward development plan strongly affected food security in rural China at the time, given that many of the associated policies exploited rural labor andExpand
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China’s Agricultural Investment Abroad Is Rising
China’s agricultural investment abroad has grown over tenfold in less than a decade. The growth mirrors China’s emergence as a major importer of agricultural commodities.
China Provides Opportunities for U.S. Exporters: Strong Dairy Demand and an Expanding Market for Agricultural Inputs Desined for a Growing Dairy Herd
A recent ERS study found that the future of China's dairy supply depends on increased domestic production and greater dairy trade. China's growing dairy production provides opportunities for U.SExpand