Thomas R. Gottschang


Economics and Accounting Department
Asian Studies

Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1982
M.A., University of Michigan, 1978 (Economics)
M.A., Yale University, 1973 (Asian Studies)
B.A., Denison University, 1968


Fields: Economic History, Comparative Economic Systems,
Economic Growth and Development, Transitional Economics, China, Vietnam

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Office Phone: 508-793-2678
Office: Stein 510
PO Box: 152A
Office Hours


  • Econ 111 - Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Econ 112 - Principles of Microeconomics
  • Econ 221 - Economic Development of Modern China
  • Econ 305 - Economic Growth & Development
  • Econ 309 - Comparative Economic Systems

Research Interests

  • The Economy of China, the Economy of Vietnam, Economic Development, Comparative Economic Systems.

Recent Work

Swallows and Settlers: The Great Migration from North China to Manchuria, co-author Diana Lary (Ann Arbor:

  • Center for Chinese Studies, University of Michigan, 2000)

"Institutional Change in Transitional Economies: The Case of Accounting in China," co-authors Kolleen Rask, David

  • Chu, Comparative Economic Studies, XXXX, No. 4 (Winter 1998), pp. 76-100

"Economics Training for Sustainable Development in Vietnam," with Dennis C. McCornac and M.Daniel Westbrook,

  • Vietnam's Socio-Economic Development, No. 6, Summer 1996, pp. 70-80

Editor, Du Runsheng, Reform and Development in Rural China (Macmillan Press and St. Martin's Press: 1995)

"Incomes in the Chinese Rural Economy, 1885-1935: Comments on the Debate," Republican China, Vol. 18,

  • No. 1, Nov. 1992, pp. 41-62

"The Economy Looks Up," Current History, September, 1992