Issues in Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations in China

Era Dabla-Norris
2005 IMF Working Papers  
This Working Paper should not be reported as representing the views of the IMF. The views expressed in this Working Paper are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent those of the IMF or IMF policy. Working Papers describe research in progress by the author(s) and are published to elicit comments and to further debate. 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
more » ... 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. JEL Classification Numbers: H20, H21, H77
doi:10.5089/9781451860498.001 fatcat:hyq4a33uxncmreb5vink7rxlae