China: The Largest Migration in Human History

Geography Professor Kam Wing Chan’s work on internal Chinese migration is prominently cited in this week’s Economist article, “The Impact of Chinese Migrati0n: We Like to Move It Move It”.

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Is China’s Economic Development Less than Meets the Eye?

UW Geography Professor Kam Wing Chan’s online commentaries on contemporary Chinese urbanization, educational attainment, transportation, and internal migration issues have attracted  international attention. He has debunked the widely-celebrated phenomenon of China’s hyper development by showing 1) how Chinese students aren’t actually doing better on standardized tests than US students (showing how skewed the Click to Read More

The Urgent Need for Job Creation

The Center For Economic Policy and Research just came out with the grim scenario that “normal” levels of employment won’t return to the US until at least 2021. If this is true, and we are indeed living through The Great Recession,  how should this effect the way economics (and economic geography) Click to Read More