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Incentives and Corruption in Chinese Economic Reform

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This paper argues that, given the legacy of Chinese communism and its political structure, corruption, together with the threat of punishment for corruption and the selective enforcement of this threat, serves as a method of compensation that both satisfies the political objectives of the Communist Party and provides an effective inducement to local officials to promote economic reform.

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Paper provided by Brown University, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 98-8.

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Date of creation: 1998
Date of revision: Sep 1998
Handle: RePEc:bro:econwp:98-8

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  1. Acemoglu, Daron & Verdier, Thierry, 1996. "Property Rights, Corruption and the Allocation of Talent: A General Equilibrium Approach," CEPR Discussion Papers 1494, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
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  1. Alexandra Reppegather & Manuela Troschke, 2006. "Graduelle Transformation von Wirtschaftsordnungen: Ein Vergleich der Reformstrategien Chinas und Usbekistans," Working Papers 260, Institut für Ost- und Südosteuropaforschung (Institute for East and South-East European Studies).
  2. Xiaobing Wang, 2009. "Regulation and Corruption in Transitional China," The School of Economics Discussion Paper Series 0920, Economics, The University of Manchester.
  3. Peter Li, 2009. "The Duality of Crony Corruption in Economic Transition: Toward an Integrated Framework," Journal of Business Ethics, Springer, vol. 85(1), pages 41-55, March.
  4. Bingqin Li & Gong Sen, 2003. "Social inequalities and wage, housing and pension reforms in urban China," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 21778, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.

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