Development in Emerging Economies: The Case of China

It is our pleasure to invite you to join a new, free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) created and offered by Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management entitled Development in Emerging Economies: The Case of China.  All countries face unique sets of challenges over the course of their development, and understanding what approaches other countries have adopted to overcome these challenges can be useful for expanding analytical toolsets. This five-week course—available on edX starting on January 11, 2021, offers Guanghua’s perspective on China’s development.



The course will address questions such as:

  • What patterns can be seen in China’s trade, foreign direct investment and monetary policy over the past 40 years?
  • How has China’s finance industry evolved and what role has it played in China’s growth?
  • What sources and types of financing are available to enterprises in China?
  • What is the current state of innovation within Chinese companies?
  • In what ways has China’s embrace of digitalization and FinTech created new technology-enabled growth?
  • How has the emergence of e-commerce impacted China’s business and consumers?

This course would be an excellent learning and professional growth opportunity, and we hope that you will be joining us. A certification track is also available.


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*The MOOC and contents of these modules was developed by Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management in consultation with the World Bank’s China office and Open Learning Campus. The specific content and views expressed in the learning modules are entirely those of the authors. They do not necessarily represent the views of the World Bank Group, its Executive Directors, or the countries they represent and should not be attributed to them. The World Bank does not guarantee the accuracy of the data included in this work. The boundaries, colors, denominations, and other information shown on any map in this work do not imply any judgment on the part of the World Bank concerning the legal status of any territory or the endorsement or acceptance of such boundaries