School Research Seminar

Central-local Fiscal Relations and the Future of Economic Governance in China

China is a large unitary country, but local governments play important roles.  Especially in the process of China’s transition to a market economy, local government entrepreneurialism and competition have been key contributors to the ‘economic miracle’.  At the same time, local governments have played starring roles in the country’s inability to curb its addiction to debt-fuelled, investment-led growth, environmental degradation and financial risks.

This presentation will examine the challenge of managing a modernizing China through the lens of central-local fiscal relations, how recent reforms are addressing the accumulated problems of four decades of gradualist, incremental reform, and how these reforms are reshaping economic governance in China.

Seminar Room 3-1,
Level 3, Manasseh Meyer,
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy,
National University of Singapore
Tue 9 April 2019
02:15 PM - 03:30 PM

Christine Wong

Christine Wong

Professor of Chinese Studies and Director, Centre for Contemporary Chinese Studies, University of Melbourne

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Alfred Wu Muluan

Alfred Wu Muluan

Associate Professor, LKYSPP

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