Singh, Nirvikar (2007): Fiscal Decentralization in China and India: Competitive, Cooperative or Market Preserving Federalism?
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This paper provides a comparative assessment of fiscal decentralization in China and India, including the standard components of expenditure and revenue assignments and institutions for intergovernmental transfers, as well as the nature of subnational authorities over general economic activity. In particular, the case of China, where town and village enterprises have been very active, is contrasted with that of India, where local governments remain circumscribed in their authority, despite decentralizing reforms. The implications of differences in decentralization for fiscal outcomes and economic growth are discussed. The characterization of each country in terms of concepts of federalism, i.e., competitive, cooperative and market preserving federalism, is discussed, in attempting to abstract from the two cases to more general lessons for fiscal decentralization.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Institution:||University of California, Santa Cruz|
|Original Title:||Fiscal Decentralization in China and India: Competitive, Cooperative or Market Preserving Federalism?|
|Keywords:||cooperative federalism; competitive federalism; market-preserving federalism; decentralization; economic development|
|Subjects:||P - Economic Systems > P3 - Socialist Institutions and Their Transitions > P35 - Public Economics
O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O10 - General
P - Economic Systems > P2 - Socialist Systems and Transitional Economies > P26 - Political Economy ; Property Rights
|Depositing User:||Nirvikar Singh|
|Date Deposited:||08. Feb 2007|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 19:31|