Loren Brandt
Research Fellow

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Brandt Loren Brandt is the Noranda Chair Professor of International Trade and Economics at the University of Toronto specializing in the Chinese economy. He has been at the University of Toronto since 1987, and was previously at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He has published widely on the Chinese economy, both historical and contemporary, in leading economic journals, and has been involved in extensive household and enterprise survey work in both China and Vietnam. He was co-editor and major contributor to China’s Great Economic Transformation (Cambridge University Press, 2008), a landmark study that provides an integrated analysis of China’s unexpected economic boom of the past three decades. Brandt was also one of the area editors for Oxford University Press’ five-volume Encyclopedia of Economic History (2003). His current research focuses on issues of industrial upgrading in China, inequality dynamics, and China's long run economic growth and structural change.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in June 2009.
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IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
10392  Dwayne Benjamin
Loren Brandt
Brian McCaig
Growth with Equity: Income Inequality in Vietnam, 2002–14
10096  Loren Brandt
Debin Ma
Thomas Rawski
Industrialization in China
4764  Loren Brandt
Xiaodong Zhu
Accounting for China's Growth
4431  Loren Brandt
Aloysius Siow
Jackie Wang
Substitution Effects in Parental Investments
(Journal of Population Economics, 2013, 28(2), 423-462 [Winner of Kuznet's Price 2015])
4243  Loren Brandt
Aloysius Siow
Carl Vogel
Large Demographic Shocks and Small Changes in the Marriage Market
(forthcoming in: Journal of the European Economic Assocation)
2344  Dwayne Benjamin
Loren Brandt
John T. Giles
Inequality and Growth in Rural China: Does Higher Inequality Impede Growth?
(published as 'Did Higher Inequality Impede Growth in Rural China?' in: Economic Journal, 2011, 121 (557), 1281-1309)