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Public finance in China : reform and growth for a harmonious society

Author: Jiwei Lou; Shuilin Wang
Publisher: Washington, DC : World Bank, ©2008.
Series: World Bank e-Library.
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This book brings together analysis and insights from high-level Chinese policy-makers and prominent international scholars in addressing the key challenges China is facing in maintaining rapid growth and achieving the Government's stated goal of creating a harmonious society. It analyzes such key policy issues as: public finance and the changing role of the state; fiscal reform and revenue and expenditure  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Public finance in China.
Washington, DC : World Bank, ©2008
(DLC) 2007019064
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jiwei Lou; Shuilin Wang
ISBN: 0821369288 9780821369289
OCLC Number: 290512636
Description: 1 online resource (xxviii, 369 pages)
Contents: Foreword / by James W. Adams --
Preface --
Acknowledgments --
Contributors --
Abbreviations --
Overview / Shuilin Wang --
Part I: Role of the state and public finances --
Public finances, the role of the state, and economic transformation, 1978- 2020 / Athar Hussain and Nicholas Stern --
Intergovernmental fiscal reforms, expenditure assignment, and governance / David Dollar and Bert Hofman --
Fiscal policy and reforms: toward realizing a harmonious society / Teresa Ter-Minassian and Annalisa Fedelino --
Part II: Fiscal reform and revenue assignments --
Expenditure assignments in China: challenges and policy options / Jorge Martinez-Vazquez [and others] --
Taxation reforms and the sequencing of intergovernmental reforms in China : preconditions for a Xiaokang society / Ehtisham Ahmad --
Part III: Intergovernmental relations and fiscal transfers --
Fine-tuning the intergovernmental transfer system to create a harmonious society and a level playing field for regional development / Anwar Shah and Chunli Shen --
The reform of intergovernmental fiscal relations in China: lessons learned / Jiwei Lou --
Creating a regulatory framework for managing subnational borrowing / Lili Liu --
Part IV: Education and innovation financing --
Financing lifelong learning / Carl Dahlman, Douglas Zhihua Zeng, and Shuilin Wang --
Strengthening China's technological capability / Shahid Yusuf and Kaoru Nabeshima --
Part V: The public health system: access, service delivery, and financing --
Financing public health / David B. Evans and Ke Xu --
Health reform in rural China: challenges and options / Adam Wagstaff and Magnus Lindelow --
Part VI: Social security --
Notional defined contribution accounts: a pension reform model worth considering / Jiange Li, Mark Dorfman, and Yan Wang --
Realizing the potential of China's social security pension system / Martin Feldstein and Jeffrey Liebman --
Part VII: Growth, inequality and fiscal reform --
Does the Di Bao program guarantee a minimum income in China's cities? / Martin Ravallion, Shaohua Chen, and Youjuan Wang --
Growth, inequality, and fiscal policy from a historical perspective: are there lessons for China? / François Bourguignon.
Series Title: World Bank e-Library.
Responsibility: edited by Jiwei Lou, Shuilin Wang.
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