Chinese economist Shi Zhengfu addressed how recent market and political reforms are deeply linked in his April 24 lecture, "China's Reform as an Indigenous Institutional Innovation: An Inquiry into the Characteristics of Political and Economic Systems in China." The talk was sponsored by the Clarke Program in East Asian Law and Culture.

"Dr. Shi is one of China's most influential and visionary individuals," said Professor Annelise Riles, Clarke Program director. "He is at the forefront of imagining what China's capitalist future should become. His ideas about how market reforms can coexist with, and even foster social justice, have wide relevance beyond China to other developing nations, and even to developed nations such as our own."

Shi's lecture served as the keynote presentation for the two-day Clarke International Consortium on Law and Social Justice in Emerging Markets.

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