- Start date: April 2017
- End date: April 2020
- Primary investigator: Professor Gerard McCormack
- Co-investigators: Dr Sarah Brown, Professor Roger Halson, Professor Andrew Keay, Professor Joan Loughrey, and Dr Zinian Zhang
This project demonstrates how China might benefit from the experience of the UK in building its legal infrastructure and creating a more competitive financial and legal system with increased opportunities for all. Specifically, it will propose reforms needed for minority investor protection, availability of credit and resolving ailing business on the basis of the UK experience, World Bank data and other international benchmarks. This research can influence policy-makers, and guide investors, companies and practitioners. The research can also assist the World Bank in assessing the reliability of its Doing Business data in relation to China and where necessary adjusting this information.