Lixin Colin Xu

World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)

Dr.

1818 H Street, N.W.

MC 3-427

Washington, DC 20433

United States

http://econ.worldbank.org/staff/cxu

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Scholarly Papers (89)

1.

Agency Theory and Executive Compensation: The Case of Chinese State-Owned Enterprises

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 02 Jan 2003
Taye Mengistae and Lixin Colin Xu
World Bank and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 2,300 (7,572)
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CEO compensation, agency theory, relative performance model, SOEs, China

The Effect of Aid on Growth: Evidence from a Quasi-Experiment

Number of pages: 60 Posted: 25 Feb 2014 Last Revised: 26 Mar 2015
Sebastian Galiani, Stephen Knack, Lixin Colin Xu and Ben Zou
University of Maryland - Department of Economics, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and Michigan State University - Department of Economics
Downloads 1,566 (13,820)
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Aid effectiveness; growth; causal effect and quasi-experiment

The Effect of Aid on Growth: Evidence from a Quasi-Experiment

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6865
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Sebastian Galiani, Stephen Knack, Lixin Colin Xu and Ben Zou
University of Maryland - Department of Economics, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and Michigan State University - Department of Economics
Downloads 97 (330,565)
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Achieving Shared Growth, Economic Theory & Research, Development Economics & Aid Effectiveness, Inequality, Country Strategy & Performance

The Effect of Aid on Growth: Evidence from a Quasi-Experiment

NBER Working Paper No. w22164
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 11 Apr 2016 Last Revised: 25 Jul 2021
Sebastian Galiani, Stephen Knack, Lixin Colin Xu and Ben Zou
University of Maryland - Department of Economics, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and Michigan State University - Department of Economics
Downloads 20 (648,460)
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State-Owned Enterprises Going Public: The Case of China

HKUST Social Science Working Paper
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 08 Feb 2002
Xiaozu Wang, Lixin Colin Xu and Tian Zhu
City University of Hong Kong (CityUHK) - Department of Economics & Finance, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) - Division of Social Science
Downloads 1,231 (20,363)
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state-owned enterprises, public listing, corporatization, reform, China

The Impact of Privatization and Competition in the Telecommunications Sector Around the World

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 21 Jan 2003
Wei Li and Lixin Colin Xu
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 1,218 (20,358)
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Privatization, Competition, Telecommunications, Reforms, Cross-country

The Impact of Privatization and Competition in the Telecommunications Sector Around the World

Posted: 15 Sep 2004
Wei Li and Lixin Colin Xu
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)

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Hayek, Local Information, and Commanding Heights: Decentralizing State-Owned Enterprises in China

American Economic Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 77 Posted: 16 Feb 2017 Last Revised: 08 Mar 2017
Zhangkai Huang, Lixing Li, Guangrong Ma and Lixin Colin Xu
Tsinghua University - School of Economics & Management, Peking University - China Center for Economic Research (CCER), Peking University and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 546 (61,694)
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Local information, commanding heights, decentralization, Hayek

Politician Control, Agency Problems, and Ownership Reform: Evidence from China

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 08 Apr 2003
Lixin Colin Xu, Tian Zhu and Yi-min Lin
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) - Division of Social Science and Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) - Division of Social Science
Downloads 824 (35,738)
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SOE reform, corporatization, corporate governance, ownership

Politician Control, Agency Problems and Ownership Reform: Evidence from China

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 08 Jan 2005
Lixin Colin Xu, Tian Zhu and Yi-min Lin
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) - Division of Social Science and Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) - Division of Social Science
Downloads 25 (611,479)
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Politician Control, Agency Problems and Ownership Reform. Evidence from China

Posted: 17 Apr 2005
Lixin Colin Xu, Tian Zhu and Yi-min Lin
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) - Division of Social Science and Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) - Division of Social Science

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Ownership, Competition, and Corruption: Bribe Takers Versus Bribe Payers

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 28 Jan 2002
George R. G. Clarke and Lixin Colin Xu
Texas A&M International University - A.R. Sanchez Jr., School of Business and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 773 (39,597)

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Improving City Competitiveness Through the Investment Climate: Ranking 23 Chinese Cities

Number of pages: 91 Posted: 19 Apr 2004
David Dollar, Shuilin Wang, Lixin Colin Xu and Anqing Shi
World Bank - Development Economics Group (DEC), World Bank, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 725 (43,205)
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Finance and Income Inequality: Test of Alternative Theories

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 05 Mar 2003
George R. G. Clarke, Lixin Colin Xu and Heng-Fu Zou
Texas A&M International University - A.R. Sanchez Jr., School of Business, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 715 (44,016)
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Income inequality, financial intermediary development, Kuznets curve

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Institutions, Ownership, and Finance: The Determinants of Profit Reinvestment Among Chinese Firms

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 27 May 2004
Robert Cull and Lixin Colin Xu
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 641 (50,844)
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institutions, ownership, finance, china, investment, firms

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Institutions and Foreign Direct Investment: China Versus the Rest of the World

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 17 Sep 2007
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) - School of Accountancy, University of Alberta - Department of Finance and Statistical Analysis, National University of Singapore - Business School and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 639 (51,069)
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institutions, FDI, China, growth, governance

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New Tools for Studying Network Industry Reforms in Developing Countries: The Telecommunications and Electricity Regulation Database

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 19 Apr 2004
Technology Policy Institute, Texas A&M International University - A.R. Sanchez Jr., School of Business, affiliation not provided to SSRN, Independent, Stanford University - Department of Economics, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Does 'Good Government' Draw Foreign Capital? Explaining China's Exceptional Foreign Direct Investment Inflow

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4206
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) - School of Accountancy, University of Alberta - Department of Finance and Statistical Analysis, National University of Singapore - Business School and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 537 (63,628)

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Foreign Direct Investment, Economic Theory & Research, Legal Products, Investment and Investment Climate, Parliamentary Government

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The Investment Climate and the Firm: Firm-Level Evidence from China

Number of pages: 50 Posted: 20 Mar 2003
World Bank - Research Department, Technology Policy Institute and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 485 (72,243)
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Eat, Drink, Firms and Government: An Investigation of Corruption from Entertainment Expenditures of Chinese Firms

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 26 Sep 2004
Hongbin Cai, Hanming Fang and Lixin Colin Xu
Peking University - Guanghua School of Management, University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 449 (79,311)
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Corruption, Firm performance, Government Expropriation, Corporate Governance

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Privatization, Competition, and Corruption: How Characteristics of Bribe Takers and Payers Affect Bribe Payments to Utilities

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 31 Oct 2002
George R. G. Clarke and Lixin Colin Xu
Texas A&M International University - A.R. Sanchez Jr., School of Business and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 446 (79,941)
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Corruption, Bribes, Ownership, Competition and Privatization

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Does 'Good Government' Draw Foreign Capital? Explaining China's Exceptional FDI Inflow

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 07 Dec 2006
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) - School of Accountancy, University of Alberta - Department of Finance and Statistical Analysis, National University of Singapore - Business School and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 384 (95,140)
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FDI, China, institutions, growth

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Reforming the Urban Water System in Santiago, Chile

Number of pages: 72 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Mary M. Shirley, Lixin Colin Xu and Ana Maria Zuluaga
The Ronald Coase Institute, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank
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The Timing of Marriage in China

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 11 Apr 2003
Lixin Colin Xu, Christine Zhen-Wei Qiang and Limin Wang
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), World Bank - Information and Communications Technologies Department (ICT) and World Bank - Research Department
Downloads 358 (103,089)
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marriage timing, job complexity, search costs, school-to-work transition

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Formal Finance and Trade Credit During China's Transition

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4204
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Robert Cull, Lixin Colin Xu and Tian Zhu
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) - Division of Social Science
Downloads 343 (108,120)
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Investment and Investment Climate, Economic Theory & Research, Banks & Banking Reform, Financial Crisis Management & Restructuring, Financial Intermediation

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The System of Incentives for CEOS with Multitasks: Theory and Evidence from Chinese State-Owned Enterprises

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 24 Jun 2003
Chong-En Bai and Lixin Colin Xu
The University of Hong Kong - School of Economics and Finance and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 327 (113,988)
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CEO compensation, agency theory, multitask, complementarity, managerial discretion, state-owned enterprises

Information, Incentives, and Commitment: An Empirical Analysis of Contracts between Government and State Enterprises

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Lixin Colin Xu and Mary M. Shirley
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 313 (118,724)
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Information, Incentives and Commitment: An Empirical Analysis of Contracts between Government and State Enterprises

Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, Vol. 14, No. 2, Fall 1998
Posted: 03 Sep 1998
Mary M. Shirley and Lixin Colin Xu
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)

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Institutions, Politics, and Contracts: The Attempt to Privatize the Water and Sanitation Utility of Lima, Peru

Number of pages: 58 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Lorena Alcázar, Lixin Colin Xu and Ana Maria Zuluaga
Universidad del Pacifico, Peru, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank
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Regional Protectionalism in China: Direct Micro Evidence

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 26 Feb 2004
Binglin Gong, Lixin Colin Xu and Kong-Yam Tan
Fudan University - School of Management, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank - Beijing Office
Downloads 250 (150,772)
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Protectinalism, China, market

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The Empirical Effects of Performance Contracts: Evidence from China

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Mary M. Shirley and Lixin Colin Xu
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 245 (153,720)

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The Dark Side of Transparency in Developing Countries: The Link between Financial Reporting Practices and Corruption

Journal of Corporate Finance, Vol. 66, 101829, 2021
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 25 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 24 May 2021
Tingting Liu, Yu Liu, Barkat Ullah, Zuobao Wei and Lixin Colin Xu
Iowa State University, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Morgan State University, University of Texas at El Paso and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 243 (154,915)

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audited financial statements; transparency; private firms; corruption obstacles

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State-Owned Enterprise, Labor Redundancy, and Job Creation: The Experience of Chinese Provinces from 1986 to 1996

Number of pages: 23 Posted: 11 Nov 2003
Guo Li and Lixin Colin Xu
World Bank - Rural Development (EASRD) and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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China, Asia, state-owned enterprises, labor redundancy, unemployment, job creation

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How China's Government and State Enterprises Partitioned Property and Control Rights

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Lixin Colin Xu
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 237 (158,730)
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Incentives for CEOS with Multitasks: Evidence from Chinese State-Owned Enterprises

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 12 Apr 2005
Chong-En Bai and Lixin Colin Xu
The University of Hong Kong - School of Economics and Finance and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 223 (168,276)
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CEO compensation, agency, multitask, complementarity, state-owned enterprises

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Market Integration in China

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5630
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Government of the United States of America - Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), The World Bank, World Bank, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Economic Theory & Research, Banks & Banking Reform, Debt Markets, Emerging Markets, Access to Finance

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The Dark Side of Disclosure: Evidence of Government Expropriation from Worldwide Firms

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7254
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Tingting Liu, Barkat Ullah, Zuobao Wei and Lixin Colin Xu
Iowa State University, Morgan State University, University of Texas at El Paso and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 173 (211,827)

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Private Sector Economics, Private Sector Development Law, Marketing

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Matchmaking Means and Marriage Quality: The Role of Information in Marriage Markets

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 16 Apr 2004
Ginger Zhe Jin and Lixin Colin Xu
University of Maryland - Department of Economics and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 170 (215,064)

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Marriage, matchmaking, marriage quality, china, information

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Downsizing, Firm Performance, and Income Distribution: Evaluating the Labor Restructuring Program in Chinese Firms

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 05 Aug 2005
Xiao-Yuan Dong and Lixin Colin Xu
University of Winnipeg and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 164 (221,748)
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Downsizing, restructuring, matching, ownership, firm performance, income distribution, China

Government Connections and Financial Constraints: Evidence from a Large Representative Sample of Chinese Firms

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6352
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Robert Cull, Wei Li, Bo Sun and Lixin Colin Xu
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Access to Finance, Debt Markets, Bankruptcy and Resolution of Financial Distress, Investment and Investment Climate, Emerging Markets

Government Connections and Financial Constraints: Evidence from a Large Representative Sample of Chinese Firms

FRB International Finance Discussion Paper No. 1129
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 08 Oct 2015
Robert Cull, Wei Li, Bo Sun and Lixin Colin Xu
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), affiliation not provided to SSRN, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 57 (448,659)
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Financial constraints, investment, political connections, firm size, China, capital allocation, invest cash flow sensitivity

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Labor Restructuring in China's Industrial Sector: Towards a Functioning Urban Labor Market

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 04 Jan 2006
Xiao-Yuan Dong and Lixin Colin Xu
University of Winnipeg and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 159 (227,560)
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Downsizing, restructuring, timing and sequencing, labor market, ownership, China

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Eat, Drink, Firms, Government: An Investigation of Corruption from Entertainment and Travel Costs of Chinese Firms

Journal of Law and Economics, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 17 Jul 2010
Hongbin Cai, Hanming Fang and Lixin Colin Xu
Peking University - Guanghua School of Management, University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 151 (237,546)
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Corruption, Government Expropriation, Corporate Governance

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Surveying Surveys and Questioning Questions: Learning from the World Bank Experience on Firm Surveys

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 09 Oct 2003
Francesca Recanatini, Scott Wallsten and Lixin Colin Xu
World Bank - Global Governance Group, Technology Policy Institute and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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firm survey, questionnaire design, developing countries

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Regulatory Reforms in the Telecommunications Sector in Developing Countries: The Role of Democracy and Private Interests

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 29 Mar 2005
Lixin Colin Xu, Wei Li and Christine Zhen-Wei Qiang
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), University of Virginia - Darden School of Business and World Bank - Information and Communications Technologies Department (ICT)
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democracy, telecommunications, regulation, political structure, special interest groups, developing countries

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Foreign Direct Investment Under Weak Rule of Law: Theory and Evidence from China

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5790
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Xiaozu Wang, Lixin Colin Xu and Tian Zhu
affiliation not provided to SSRN, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and China Europe International Business School
Downloads 137 (256,948)
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Debt Markets, Emerging Markets, Investment and Investment Climate, Bankruptcy and Resolution of Financial Distress, Access to Finance

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Hayek, Local Information, and the Decentralization of State-Owned Enterprises in China

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7321
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Zhangkai Huang, Lixing Li, Guangrong Ma and Lixin Colin Xu
Tsinghua University - School of Economics & Management, Peking University - China Center for Economic Research (CCER), Peking University and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 132 (264,334)
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Public Sector Management and Reform, Private Sector Development Law, Economics and Institutions, Private Sector Economics, Non Governmental Organizations, Marketing, Information Technology

The Effects of Business Environments on Development: Surveying New Firm-Level Evidence

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5402
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Lixin Colin Xu
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 92 (342,057)
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Environmental Economics & Policies, Labor Policies, Debt Markets, Emerging Markets, Access to Finance

The Effects of Business Environments on Development: Surveying New Firm-Level Evidence

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 17 Jul 2010
Lixin Colin Xu
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 32 (565,911)
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Business Environment, Investment Climate, Property Rights, Governance, Regulation, Labor Regulation, Entry Regulation, Infrastructure, Corruption

Love, Money, and Old Age Support: Does Parental Matchmaking Matter?

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7188
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Fali Huang, Ginger Zhe Jin and Lixin Colin Xu
Singapore Management University - School of Social Sciences, University of Maryland - Department of Economics and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Social Development & Poverty

Love, Money, and Old Age Support: Does Parental Matchmaking Matter?

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 23 Feb 2015
Fali Huang, Ginger Zhe Jin and Lixin Colin Xu
Singapore Management University - School of Social Sciences, University of Maryland - Department of Economics and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Microeconomic Consequences and Macroeconomic Causes of Foreign Direct Investment in Southern African Economies

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5416
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Daniel Lederman, Taye Mengistae and Lixin Colin Xu
World Bank - Latin America and Caribbean Region, World Bank and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Emerging Markets, Economic Theory & Research, Investment and Investment Climate, Foreign Direct Investment, Debt Markets

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Initial Information and Successful Marriage: Evidence in China

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 26 Feb 2004
Lixin Colin Xu and Ginger Zhe Jin
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and University of Maryland - Department of Economics
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Marriage, information, china, family

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Surveying Surveys and Questioning Questions: Learning from World Bank Experience

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Lixin Colin Xu, Francesca Recanatini and Scott Wallsten
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), World Bank - Global Governance Group and Technology Policy Institute
Downloads 106 (309,504)

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Property Rights, Political Connections, and Corporate Investment

Number of pages: 61 Posted: 24 Feb 2017 Last Revised: 29 Jul 2019
Meng Miao, Dragon Yongjun Tang and Lixin Colin Xu
Renmin University of China - Hanqing Institute, The University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Business and Economics and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Institution, Property Rights, Political Connection, Investment

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The Productivity Effects of Decentralized Reforms: An Analysis of the Chinese Industrial Reforms

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Lixin Colin Xu
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Health Shocks, Village Elections, and Long-Term Income: Evidence from Rural China

Number of pages: 55 Posted: 30 Nov 2006
Li Gan, Lixin Colin Xu and Yang Yao
Texas A&M University - Department of Economics, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and Peking University - China Center for Economic Research (CCER)
Downloads 65 (419,471)
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health shocks, village governance, farmers' income

Health Shocks, Village Elections, and Long-Term Income: Evidence from Rural China

NBER Working Paper No. w12686
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 20 Nov 2006 Last Revised: 01 Mar 2021
Li Gan, Lixin Colin Xu and Yang Yao
Texas A&M University - Department of Economics, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and Peking University - China Center for Economic Research (CCER)
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Local Elections and Consumption Insurance: Evidence from Chinese Villages

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4205
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Li Gan, Lixin Colin Xu and Yang Yao
Texas A&M University - Department of Economics, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and Peking University - China Center for Economic Research (CCER)
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Rural Poverty Reduction, Consumption, Inequality, Services & Transfers to Poor, Economic Theory & Research

The Impact of China's Millennium Labor Restructuring Program on Firm Performance and Employee Earnings

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 10 Oct 2007
Xiao-Yuan Dong and Lixin Colin Xu
University of Winnipeg and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 83 (365,006)
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Downsizing, restructuring, ownership, firm performance, employee earning, China

The Impact of China's Millennium Labor Restructuring Program on Firm Performance and Employee Earnings

Economics of Transition, Vol. 16, Issue 2, pp. 223-245, April 2008
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 14 Mar 2008
Xiao-Yuan Dong and Lixin Colin Xu
University of Winnipeg and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Social Capital, Finance, and Consumption: Evidence from a Representative Sample of Chinese Households

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7873
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 11 Nov 2016 Last Revised: 27 Apr 2018
Robert Cull, Li Gan, Nan Gao and Lixin Colin Xu
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), Texas A&M University - Department of Economics, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Educational Sciences, Urban Governance and Management, Municipal Management and Reform, Urban Housing, Urban Housing and Land Settlements, Access to Finance, Transport Services, Marketing, Private Sector Economics, Private Sector Development Law

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Dual Credit Markets and Household Access to Finance: Evidence from a Representative Chinese Household Survey

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7454
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 20 Apr 2016 Last Revised: 27 Apr 2018
Robert Cull, Li Gan, Nan Gao and Lixin Colin Xu
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), Texas A&M University - Department of Economics, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE) and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Urban Housing, Urban Governance and Management, Urban Housing and Land Settlements, Municipal Management and Reform, Access to Finance, Educational Sciences, Financial Literacy, Inflation

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Market Facilitation by Local Government and Firm Efficiency: Evidence from China

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6688
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Robert Cull, Lixin Colin Xu, Xi Yang, Li-An Zhou and Tian Zhu
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), Johns Hopkins University, Peking University - Guanghua School of Management and China Europe International Business School
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Access to Finance, Debt Markets, Banks & Banking Reform, Economic Theory & Research, Labor Policies

Water Quality, Brawn, and Education: The Rural Drinking Water Program in China

Number of pages: 58 Posted: 17 Sep 2014
Lixin Colin Xu and Jing Zhang
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and School of Finance, Renmin University of China
Downloads 53 (464,216)
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Water Quality, Brawn, and Education: The Rural Drinking Water Program in China

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7054
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Lixin Colin Xu and Jing Zhang
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and School of Finance, Renmin University of China
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Anthropology, Water Supply and Sanitation Economics, Educational Sciences, Water and Human Health, Small Private Water Supply Providers, Town Water Supply and Sanitation, Gender and Social Development

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Diagnosing Development Bottlenecks: China and India

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5641
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Wei Li, Taye Mengistae and Lixin Colin Xu
affiliation not provided to SSRN, World Bank and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 75 (383,419)
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Environmental Economics & Policies, Labor Policies, Labor Markets, Banks & Banking Reform, E-Business

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Interactions Among Donors'Aid Allocations: Evidence from an Exogenous World Bank Income Threshold

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7039
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Stephen Knack, Lixin Colin Xu and Ben Zou
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and Michigan State University - Department of Economics
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Fiscal & Monetary Policy, Public Sector Management and Reform, Non Governmental Organizations, Consumption, Economics and Institutions

57.

Collective Leadership, Career Concern, and the Housing Market in China: The Role of Standing Committees

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 06 Jan 2015
Nan Gao, Cheryl Xiaoning Long and Lixin Colin Xu
Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE), Xiamen University and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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collective leadership, non-democratic country, housing, party, career concern

58.

Explaining Africa&Apos;S (Dis)Advantage

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6316
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Ann E. Harrison, Justin Y. Lin and Lixin Colin Xu
University of California, Berkeley, Peking University - China Center for Economic Research and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Labor Policies, Environmental Economics & Policies, E-Business, Economic Theory & Research, Banks & Banking Reform

59.

Medals in Transition

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 14 Jul 2003
Minghua Jiang and Lixin Colin Xu
Peking University and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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60.

The Internet as a General-Purpose Technology: Firm-Level Evidence from Around the World

Number of pages: 9 Posted: 23 Feb 2015
Texas A&M International University - A.R. Sanchez Jr., School of Business, World Bank - Information and Communications Technologies Department (ICT) and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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61.

Job Growth and Finance: Are Some Financial Institutions Better Suited to Early Stages of Development than Others?

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5880
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Robert Cull and Lixin Colin Xu
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Debt Markets, Banks & Banking Reform, Access to Finance, Economic Theory & Research, Emerging Markets

62.

Stationary Bandits, State Capacity, and the Malthusian Transition: The Lasting Impact of the Taiping Rebellion

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8620
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 23 Oct 2018 Last Revised: 24 Oct 2018
Lixin Colin Xu and Li Yang
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank
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63.

Unbundling Institutions for External Finance: Worldwide Firm-Level Evidence

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7287
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Stephen Knack and Lixin Colin Xu
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Private Sector Economics, Marketing, Private Sector Development Law

64.

Institutions and Foreign Investment: China Versus the World

NBER Working Paper No. w13435
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 24 Sep 2007 Last Revised: 19 Mar 2021
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) - School of Accountancy, University of Alberta - Department of Finance and Statistical Analysis, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and National University of Singapore - Business School
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65.

Market Integration in the People’s Republic of China

Asian Development Review, Vol. 28, No. 1, pp. 72-93, 2011
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 23 Jun 2011
Qingqing Chen, Chor-Ching Goh, Sun Bo and Lixin Colin Xu
Government of the United States of America - Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), The World Bank, affiliation not provided to SSRN and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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market integration, economic cooperation, domestic integration, labor

66.

Organizational Resources, Country Institutions, and National Culture Behind Firm Survival and Growth during COVID-19

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 14 Apr 2021
Yu Liu, Mike Peng, Zuobao Wei, Jian Xu and Lixin Colin Xu
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, University of Texas at Dallas, University of Texas at El Paso, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) (Formerly University of Texas-Pan American) - College of Business Administration and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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COVID-19, private firms, firm survival and growth, organizational resources, country institutions, national culture

67.

Eat, Drink, Firms and Government: An Investigation of Corruption from Entertainment and Travel Costs of Chinese Firms

NBER Working Paper No. w11592
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 25 Oct 2005 Last Revised: 06 Mar 2021
Hongbin Cai, Hanming Fang and Lixin Colin Xu
Peking University - Guanghua School of Management, University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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68.

Business Environment, Economic Agglomeration and Job Creation Around the World

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6706
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
George R. G. Clarke, Yue Li and Lixin Colin Xu
Texas A&M International University - A.R. Sanchez Jr., School of Business, World Bank and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Environmental Economics & Policies, Microfinance, Labor Markets, Private Participation in Infrastructure, Banks & Banking Reform

69.

Telecommunications Externality on Migration: Evidence from Chinese Villages

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6644
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Yi Lu, Huihua Xie and Lixin Colin Xu
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Department of Economics, National University of Singapore (NUS) and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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E-Business, Population Policies, Access to Finance, ICT Policy and Strategies, Anthropology

70.

Foreign Direct Investment and Female Entrepreneurship

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 9083
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 24 Dec 2019
Sheng Fang, Heba Shams and Lixin Colin Xu
World Bank - Development Research Group, The World Bank and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Private Sector Economics, Private Sector Development Law, Marketing, Labor Markets, Gender and Poverty, Technology Industry, Technology Innovation, Gender and Economic Policy, Economics and Gender, Gender and Economics, Gender and Development, Educational Sciences

71.

Telecommunication Externality on Migration: Evidence from Chinese Villages

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 09 Sep 2014
Lixin Colin Xu, Huihua Xie and Yi Lu
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), National University of Singapore (NUS) and National University of Singapore (NUS)
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Landline phones; telecommunications; migration; network effect; psychological costs; China

The Political Economy of Privatization and Competition: Cross-Country Evidence from the Telecommunications Sector

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 10 Jul 2001
Wei Li, Christine Zhen-Wei Qiang and Lixin Colin Xu
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business, World Bank - Information and Communications Technologies Department (ICT) and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Competition, democracy, political economy, political structure, privatization, special interest groups,

The Political Economy of Privatization and Competition: Cross-Country Evidence from the Telecommunications Sector

Posted: 20 Sep 2002
Wei Li and Lixin Colin Xu
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)

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Competition, democracy, political economy, political structure, privatization, special interest groups,

73.

The Heterogeneous Growth Effects of the Business Environment: Firm-Level Evidence for a Global Sample of Cities

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8114
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 24 Jul 2017
Jose Daniel Reyes, Mark Roberts and Lixin Colin Xu
World Bank, World Bank and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Regional Economic Development, Spatial and Local Economic Development, Economic Development, Subnational Economic Development

74.

Love, Money, and Parental Goods: Does Parental Matchmaking Matter?

NBER Working Paper No. w22586
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 07 Sep 2016 Last Revised: 20 Mar 2021
Fali Huang, Ginger Zhe Jin and Lixin Colin Xu
Singapore Management University - School of Social Sciences, University of Maryland - Department of Economics and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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75.

Are There Returns to the Wages of Young Men from Working While in School?

NBER Working Paper No. w7289
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 29 Apr 2000 Last Revised: 03 Jun 2021
Duke University, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), Princeton University - Princeton School of Public and International Affairs and University of Haifa
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76.

Explaining Africa&Apos;S (Dis)Advantage

NBER Working Paper No. w18683
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 12 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 21 Jul 2021
Ann E. Harrison, Justin Lin and Lixin Colin Xu
University of California, Berkeley, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Factions, Local Accountability, and Long-Term Development: Theory and Evidence

PIER Working Paper No. 19-009, May 2019
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 06 Jun 2019
University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics, Shandong University, Peking University - China Institute for Educational Finance Research (CIEFR), World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and Peking University - School of Economics
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Local Accountability; Factional Politics; Political Survival; Development Performance; Famine

Factions, Local Accountability, and Long-Term Development: Theory and Evidence

NBER Working Paper No. w25901
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 14 Oct 2019 Last Revised: 10 Apr 2021
University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics, Shandong University, Peking University - China Institute for Educational Finance Research (CIEFR), World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and Peking University
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78.

State-Owned Enterprises Going Public

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 06 Sep 2004
Xiaozu Wang, Lixin Colin Xu and Tian Zhu
City University of Hong Kong (CityUHK) - Department of Economics & Finance, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) - Division of Social Science
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79.

Ownership, Investment Climate and Firm Performance: Evidence from Chinese Firms

Economics of Transition, Vol. 14, No. 4, pp. 629-647, October 2006
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 29 Sep 2006
World Bank - Research Department, Technology Policy Institute and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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80.

Local Elections and Consumption Insurance

Economics of Transition, Vol. 20, Issue 3, pp. 521-547, 2012
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 07 Jun 2012
Li Gan, Lixin Colin Xu and Yang Yao
Texas A&M University - Department of Economics, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and Peking University - China Center for Economic Research (CCER)
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Consumption insurance, risks, accountability, election, party

81.

Foreign Direct Investment Under a Weak Rule of Law

Economics of Transition, Vol. 20, Issue 3, pp. 401-424, 2012
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 07 Jun 2012
Xiaozu Wang, Lixin Colin Xu and Tian Zhu
affiliation not provided to SSRN, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and China Europe International Business School
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FDI, rule of law, China, institutions, implicit contract, leadership, economic performance

82.

Diagnosing Development Bottlenecks: China and India

Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 73, Issue 6, pp. 722-752, 2011
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 22 Nov 2011
Wei Li, Taye Mengistae and Lixin Colin Xu
Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business, World Bank and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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83.

Dual Credit Markets and Household Usage to Finance: Evidence from a Representative Chinese Household Survey

Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 81, Issue 6, pp. 1280-1317, 2019
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 02 Jun 2020
Lixin Colin Xu, Li Gan and Nan Gao
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), Texas A&M University - Department of Economics and Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE)
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84.

Who Gets Credit? The Behavior of Bureaucrats and State Banks in Allocating Credit to Chinese State-Owned Enterprises

Posted: 30 Nov 2003
Robert Cull and Lixin Colin Xu
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)

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China, SOE reform, Signaling, Banking, Financial policy

85.

The System of Incentives for Managers with Multitasks: Theory and Evidence from Chinese State-Owned Enterprises

Posted: 26 Sep 2001
Chong-En Bai and Lixin Colin Xu
The University of Hong Kong - School of Economics and Finance and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)

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Agency theory, multitask, CEO incentives, complementarity, managerial discretion, substitutability

Empirical Effects of Performance Contracts: Evidence from China

The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, Vol. 17, pp. 168-200, 2001
Posted: 12 Jan 2001
Mary M. Shirley and Lixin Colin Xu
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)

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Empirical Effects of Performance Contracts: Evidence from China

The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, Vol. 17, pp. 168-200, 2001
Posted: 29 Feb 2008
Mary M. Shirley and Lixin Colin Xu
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)

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87.

Control, Incentives and Competition: The Impact of Reform on Chinese State-Owned Enterprises

Posted: 03 Nov 2000
Lixin Colin Xu
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)

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88.

Corruption, Income Distribution, and Growth

Posted: 20 Sep 2000
Lixin Colin Xu, Hongyi Li and Heng-Fu Zou
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), The Chinese University of Hong Kong and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)

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89.

Bureaucrats, State Banks, and the Efficiency of Credit Allocation: The Experience of Chinese State-Owned Enterprises

J of Comparative Economics, Vol. 28, No. 1, pp. 1-31, March 2000
Posted: 05 Jul 2000
Robert Cull and Lixin Colin Xu
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)

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