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Local Government Fragmentation and Fiscal Disparity Across Chinese Cities

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Part of the Governing China in the 21st Century book series (GC21)

Abstract

This chapter attempts to investigate the impact of intra-city government structure on within-city fiscal disparity across Chinese cities. We focus on fiscal disparity because local governments’ fiscal capacities affect their ability to provide public services, and disparity in public service accessibility increases income inequality.

Keywords

Fiscal Disparities Government Fragmentation Fiscal Capacity County-level Governments Inter-jurisdictional Competition 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Shanghai University of Finance and EconomicsSchool of Public Economics and AdministrationShanghaiChina
  2. 2.University of California RiversideSchool of Public PolicyCaliforniaUnited States

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