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高校预算软约束的制度成因及其治理
[Institutional Causality of Soft Budget Constraints in Chinese Higher Education Sector and its Implications for Governance]

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  • Huang, Weiting
  • Pang, Xiaobo

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A wide range of financial distress has emerged in Chinese higher education sector, and this paper aims to explain it. We pointed out that soft budget constraint is the root cause of the financial distress; our main tasks are to identify the institutional causality of soft budget constraint and its applications for governance. We concluded three institutional causalities: quasi-public goods nature of higher educational serves; affiliated relationship between government and colleges; misaligned of the objection-incentive arrangement for college chairman. Based on the above three points, we provided some solutions to hardening the budget constraints.

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  • Huang, Weiting & Pang, Xiaobo, 2008. "高校预算软约束的制度成因及其治理
    [Institutional Causality of Soft Budget Constraints in Chinese Higher Education Sector and its Implications for Governance]
    ," MPRA Paper 11500, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:11500
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    Keywords

    soft budget constraints; institutional causality; governance; higher education finance;

    JEL classification:

    • P36 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Institutions and Their Transitions - - - Consumer Economics; Health; Education and Training; Welfare, Income, Wealth, and Poverty
    • I22 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Educational Finance; Financial Aid

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