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An Incomplete Reform: Understanding Horizontal Fiscal Equalization in China

Song, Borui


This dissertation uses theory and empirical analysis to explain how political incentives impact provincial governments' efforts to improve horizontal fiscal equalisation in China. Research on fiscal federalism demonstrates fiscal decentralisation can potentially increase horizontal fiscal inequality due to fiercely interjurisdictional competition, whereas research on political budget cycles indicates that political incentives can encourage politicians to manipulate fiscal policy due to career...[Show more]

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Date published: 2021
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/H277-8W11


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