• F. Warren McFarlan Associate Professor of Business of Administration
  • http://www.hbs.edu/faculty/Pages/profile.aspx?facId=594996

Research interests: contemporary Chinese politics; relationship between urban planning and post-1978 economic reforms.

Meg Rithmire is an assistant professor in the Business, Government, and International Economy Unit, where she teaches the course of the same name in the MBA required curriculum. Professor Rithmire holds a PhD in Government from Harvard University, and her primary expertise is in the comparative political economy of development with a focus on China. Her first book, Land Bargains and Chinese Capitalism (Cambridge University Press, 2015), examines the role of land politics, urban governments, and local property rights regimes in the Chinese economic reforms. A new project investigates the influence of diasporas, and the overseas Chinese communities in particular, in the progress of economic and political reforms in the homeland. She is a faculty associate at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard. In 2015, she won the Faculty Teaching Award in the Required Curriculum at Harvard Business School.

From the Fairbank Podcast:

任美格于哈佛大学取得政治学博士学位,现任哈佛商学院商业、政府和国际经济部门的助理教授,于2015年荣获哈佛商学院必修课教学成就奖,同时也是魏德海国际事务中心、费正清中国研究中心的教师研究员。任美格教授的研究兴趣包括对比发展政治经济学、当代中国政治、城市规划与1978后经济改革的关系,出版书籍有《Land Bargains and Chinese Capitalism》 (2015)。

Books

Rithmire, Meg. Land Bargains and Chinese Capitalism: The Politics of Property Rights under Reform. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015.

Journal Articles

Looney, Kristen, and Meg Rithmire. "China Gambles on Modernizing Through Urbanization." Current History 116, no. 791 (September 2017): 203–209.

Rithmire, Meg. "Land Institutions and Chinese Political Economy: Institutional Complementarities and Macroeconomic Management." Politics & Society 45, no. 1 (March 2017): 123–153.

Rithmire, Meg. "China's 'New Regionalism': Subnational Analysis in Chinese Political Economy." World Politics 66, no. 1 (January 2014).

Rithmire, Meg. "Land Politics and Local State Capacities: The Political Economy of Urban Change in China." China Quarterly, no. 216 (December 2013): 872–895.

Book Chapters

Rithmire, Meg. "Will Urbanization Save the Chinese Economy or Destroy it?" Chap. 16 in The China Questions: Critical Insights into a Rising Power, edited by Jennifer Rudolph and Michael Szonyi. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2018.

Cases and Teaching Materials

Rithmire, Meg, and Dawn H. Lau. "Philippines: From Sick Man to Strong Man." Harvard Business School Case 717-058, June 2017. (Revised October 2017.)

Rithmire, Meg, and Julio J. Rotemberg. "Business and Politics in the Age of Inequality." Harvard Business School Case 715-051, May 2015. (Revised February 2016.)

Rithmire, Meg. "Business and Politics in the Age of Inequality." Harvard Business School Teaching Note 716-067, February 2016.

Rithmire, Meg. "Egypt: The End of the Revolution?" Harvard Business School Case 715-041, April 2015. (Revised January 2016.)

Rithmire, Meg. "Egypt: The End of the Revolution?" Harvard Business School Teaching Note 716-005, September 2015.

Rithmire, Meg. "Egypt: The End of a Revolution?" Harvard Business School Spreadsheet Supplement 716-701, September 2015.

Di Tella, Rafael, Meg Rithmire, and Kait Szydlowski. "Governing the 'Chinese Dream': Corruption, Inequality and the Rule of Law." Harvard Business School Case 715-023, December 2014. (Revised November 2015.)

Di Tella, Rafael, and Meg Rithmire. "The 'Chinese Dream': Corruption, Inequality, and the Rule of Law." Harvard Business School Teaching Note 715-057, June 2015.

Werker, Eric, Meg Rithmire, Benjamin Kennedy, and Andrew Knauer. "Pittsburgh." Harvard Business School Case 713-035, January 2013. (Revised October 2015.)

Rithmire, Meg. "The “Chongqing Model” and the Future of China ." Harvard Business School Case 713-028, December 2012. (Revised July 2013.)

Rithmire, Meg. "The 'Chongqing Model' and the Future of China." Harvard Business School Teaching Note 716-004, September 2015.

Rithmire, Meg. "The 'Chongqing Model' and the Future of China." Harvard Business School Spreadsheet Supplement 716-702, September 2015.

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