Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login

Effects of One-Sided Fiscal Decentralization on Environmental Efficiency of Chinese Provinces

Contents:

Author Info

  • Hang XIONG
Registered author(s):

    Abstract

    China’s actual fiscal decentralization is one-sided: while public expenditures are largely decentralized, fiscal revenues are recentralized after 1994. One critical consequence of the actual system is the creation of significant fiscal imbalances at sub-national level. This paper investigates empirically effects of fiscal imbalances on environmental performance of Chinese provinces. First, environmental efficiency scores of Chinese provinces are calculated with SFA for the period from 2005 to 2010. Then, these scores are regressed against two fiscal imbalance indicators in a second stage model. Finally, conditional EE scores are calculated. This paper finds that effects of fiscal imbalances on EE are nonlinear and conditional on economic development level. Fiscal imbalances are more detrimental to environment in less developed provinces. These results suggest that the one-sided fiscal decentralization in China may have regressive environmental effects and contribute to regional disparity in terms of sustainable development.

    Download Info

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
    File URL: http://publi.cerdi.org/ed/2012/2012.08.pdf
    Download Restriction: no

    Bibliographic Info

    Paper provided by CERDI in its series Working Papers with number 201208.

    as in new window
    Length: 32
    Date of creation: 2012
    Date of revision:
    Handle: RePEc:cdi:wpaper:1328

    Contact details of provider:
    Postal: 65 Bd. F. Mitterrand, 63000 Clermont-Ferrand
    Phone: (33-4) 73 17 74 00
    Fax: (33-4) 73 17 74 28
    Web page: http://cerdi.org/
    More information through EDIRC

    Related research

    Keywords: Chinese provinces; Decentralization; Environmental efficiency; SFA;

    Find related papers by JEL classification:

    This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:

    References

    No references listed on IDEAS
    You can help add them by filling out this form.

    Citations

    Lists

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:cdi:wpaper:1328. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Vincent Mazenod).

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.