Harnessing the Forces of Urban Expansion –The Public Economics of Farmland Development Allowence
AbstractFor decades, rapid urban expansion has led to concerns over the loss of cultivated land in rural China. Less well known is the fact that development of newly cultivated land has in fact consistently exceeded land conversion from 1999-2006. This paper provides an analytical model that makes sense of this observation, featuring scal decentralization, local governments as custodians of land use and land development, as well as a land development allowance policy put in place in 1998. The model shows how a land development allowance policy can harness and redirect the forces of urban expansion to encourage agricultural land development.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Cornell University, Department of Applied Economics and Management in its series Working Papers with number 126964.
Date of creation: 2010
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land development allowance; fiscal decentralization; inter-jurisdictional competi- tion; agricultural development.; Community/Rural/Urban Development; Land Economics/Use; Public Economics; H11; H77; P35; R5; R14; H11; O18;
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- Nancy H. Chau & Weiwen Zhang, 2011. "Harnessing the Forces of Urban Expansion: The Public Economics of Farmland Development Allowances," Land Economics, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 87(3), pages 488-507.
- Chau, Nancy H. & Zhang, Weiwen, 2011. "Harnessing the Forces of Urban Expansion - The Public Economics of Farmland Development Allowance," Discussion Papers 99416, University of Bonn, Center for Development Research (ZEF).
- O18 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Urban, Rural, Regional, and Transportation Analysis; Housing; Infrastructure
- R58 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Regional Government Analysis - - - Regional Development Planning and Policy
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