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Local Government Financing Platforms in China: A Fortune or Misfortune?1

Local Government Financing Platforms in China: A Fortune or Misfortune?1 »

Source: Local Government Financing Platforms in China : A Fortune or Misfortune?

Volume/Issue: 2013/243

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yinqiu Lu , and Tao Sun

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 December 2013

ISBN: 9781475599671

Keywords: local government, capital markets, local governments, local government borrowing, local government debt, local government revenue, General, and capital markets,

China's rapid credit expansion in 2009-10 brought local government financing platforms (LGFPs) into the spotlight. This paper discusses their function, reasons behind their recent expansion, and risks they are posi...

Recentralization in China?

Recentralization in China? »

Source: Recentralization in China?

Volume/Issue: 2002/168

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ehtisham Ahmad , Li Keping , Raju Singh , and Thomas Richardson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2002

ISBN: 9781451858273

Keywords: Intergovernmental Relations, local governments, fiscal decentralization, local government, fiscal system, local revenues, State And Local Government,

The paper assesses the changing nature of the relations between the provinces and the central government in China during the 1990s. It examines the fiscal reforms initiated in 1994 and subsequent developments. The...

China

China »

Source: China : How Can Revenue Reforms Contribute to Inclusive and Sustainable Growth?

Volume/Issue: 2015/66

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Waikei Lam , and Philippe Wingender

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 March 2015

ISBN: 9781475531138

Keywords: tax, revenue, taxes, revenues, local government, General,

Revenue reforms can contribute to more inclusive, green, and sustainable growth in China. Relative to OECD economies, fiscal policy in China is less redistributive. Options for promoting more inclusive growth inc...

On the Design and Effectiveness of Targeted Expenditure Programs

On the Design and Effectiveness of Targeted Expenditure Programs »

Source: On the Design and Effectiveness of Targeted Expenditure Programs

Volume/Issue: 2004/220

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ehtisham Ahmad , and Leonardo Martinez

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2004

ISBN: 9781451875232

Keywords: Fiscal federalism, special purpose transfers, local government, local governments, local government officials, intergovernmental relations, State and Local Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue,

This paper argues that both horizontal and intertemporal competition among recipient governments are needed in order to ensure incentives for effective utilization of targeted transfers. This has implications for b...

On National or Supranational Objectives

On National or Supranational Objectives »

Source: On National or Supranational Objectives : Improving the Effectiveness of Targeted Expenditure Programs

Volume/Issue: 2002/209

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ping Zhang , Eivind Tandberg , and Ehtisham Ahmad

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2002

ISBN: 9781451874761

Keywords: incentive schemes, intergovernmental finance, provincial government, local governments, local government, decentralization, fiscal decentralization, National Government Expenditures And Related Policies,

Central governments or the international community at large are concerned about subnational service delivery. The design of targeted expenditure programs features frequently in central efforts to redistribute infra...

Local Government Financing Platforms in China: A Fortune or Misfortune?

Local Government Financing Platforms in China: A Fortune or Misfortune? »

Source: Local Government Financing Platforms in China: A Fortune or Misfortune?

Volume/Issue: 2013/243

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yinqiu Lu , and Tao Sun

Publisher: Bank of Communications/New Finance

Publication Date: 16 December 2013

Language: Chinese

ISBN: 9781484335895

Keywords: Governance, China, Government expenditures, Revenues, Bond issues, Banks, local governments, local government borrowing, local government debt, local government revenue

China's rapid credit expansion in 2009-10 brought local government financing platforms (LGFPs) into the spotlight. This paper discusses their function, reasons behind their recent expansion, and risks they are posi...

Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations

Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations »

Source: Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations : The Chinese System in Perspective

Volume/Issue: 1997/129

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Vivek Arora , and John Norregaard

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 1997

ISBN: 9781451934816

Keywords: Fiscal federalism, stabilization, local governments, intergovernmental fiscal relations, local taxes, fiscal relations, intergovernmental fiscal

This paper provides an overview of recent Chinese reforms to introduce a modern system of fiscal federalism that balances the need for central macroeconomic control with the economic advantages of decentralized gov...

Reassessing the Perimeter of Government Accounts in China

Reassessing the Perimeter of Government Accounts in China »

Source: Reassessing the Perimeter of Government Accounts in China

Volume/Issue: 2017/272

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rui Mano , and Phil Stokoe

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 December 2017

ISBN: 9781484331651

Keywords: China, Asia and Pacific, Government Statistics, Fiscal Risks, Local Government Finance, General

China's official general government accounts do not include off-budget quasi-fiscal spending unlike the IMF's augmented government accounts. This paper argues that the broader concept of augmented government remain...

China's Local Government Bond Market1

China's Local Government Bond Market1 »

Source: China's Local Government Bond Market

Volume/Issue: 2018/219

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): W. Raphael Lam , and Jingsen Wang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 September 2018

ISBN: 9781484378410

Keywords: Asia and Pacific, China; Local Government; Subnational fiscal balance; bond market, China, Local Government, Subnational fiscal balance, bond market, Other, General, State and Local Borrowing, Government Policy and Regulation

Local governments play a significant role in China's public finance and fiscal operations. The size of local government debt has grown rapidly over the past years, exceeding the stock of sovereign debt in China. Ho...

26 China

26 China »

Source: Fiscal Federalism in Theory and Practice

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 September 1997

ISBN: 9781557756633

Keywords: tax administration, taxation, intergovernmental fiscal relations, tax revenue, local governments

Since 1994, China has undertaken major reforms of its public finances, driven largely by the desire to establish a level playing field to facilitate its entry into the global economy. The authorities have al...