中国财政金融政策研究中心

【财税论坛】2017年第5期(总第133期)

发布时间:2017-04-11

题目:Decentralization and Local Capture: Evidence from Audit Programmes in China.

时间:2017年414日 星期五     12:00 – 13:30

地点:明德主楼714

报告人:吴一平

摘要: Decentralization is a popular trend in developing countries, but its performance is mixed. We use unique data from audit programmes in China to investigate local capture, which is theoretically a major reason that decentralization fails. Using a reform that has decentralized powers from prefecture-level to county-level governments since 2003, we find that decentralization increases the misuse of public funds. We argue that after empowerment, county leaders are harder to monitor and can more easily divert the statutory use of public funds. Furthermore, the misuse of funds accounts for the negative relationship between this decentralization reform and local economic performance.

报告人简介:吴一平,经济学博士,上海财经大学讲席副教授,博士生导师。研究领域包括:财政政策与企业行为、政府与企业间关系、治理与经济发展。已经在Emerging Markets Review, Journal of Happiness Studies, China Economic Review,《经济研究》、《管理世界》、《经济学季刊》等中英文期刊发表论文。

 

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