Issues in Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations in China

Author/Editor:

Era Dabla-Norris

Publication Date:

February 1, 2005

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

The paper reviews the changing nature of intergovernmental fiscal relations between the provinces and the central government in China over the past two decades and provides an assessment of the success of previous reforms in meeting their objectives. Key existing weaknesses in the current system that undermine these objectives are identified. Alternative instruments, procedures, rules, and incentives that could result in better outcomes are outlined by drawing upon relevant cross-country experiences.

Series:

Working Paper No. 05/30

Subject:

Frequency:

Quarterly

English

Publication Date:

February 1, 2005

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451860498/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2005030

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

28

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