Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/162031
Authors: 
Fukushige, Mototsugu
Shi, Yingxin
Year of Publication: 
2016
Citation: 
[Journal:] China Finance and Economic Review [ISSN:] 2196-5633 [Volume:] 4 [Year:] 2016 [Issue:] 1 [Pages:] 1-18
Abstract: 
Background: China has five layers of government including the central government. Recently, some prefectural governments meet fiscal distress. Methods: We investigate the effects of urban and rural populations and area sizes on the expenditures of the prefecture-level local government by estimating quintile regression. Results: At around 220,000 people, per capita local government expenditure for urban populations is minimized in our simulation. The expenditure for rural populations is proportional to the population size. The expenditure in accordance with the areas is also proportional to the area size. Conclusions: The cost structure is the reason why China's recent rapid urbanization increases prefectural government's fiscal distress.
Subjects: 
Efficient scale
Local government
Quantile regression
China
JEL: 
H40
H72
R51
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Document Type: 
Article

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