Inside China

During a traffic backup during the Bates group’s travel from Sichuan, an entrepreneur takes advantage of the opportunity.

As China becomes a global player, Bates economist Margaret Maurer-Fazio and her students have ringside seats. Bates economist Margaret Maurer-Fazio has tracked China’s economy since the early 1980s. Like an angler pulling trout from a roiling stream, Maurer-Fazio has drawn valuable research from the tumult of China’s economic liberalization. She specializes in certain aspects of the changing labor market — rural-to-urban migration, gender and wage issues, the treatment of Muslim and other minorities, the work course of urban Chinese women. [More...]

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