Toward More Effective Redistribution: Reform Options for Intergovernmental Transfers in China

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Ehtisham Ahmad

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Raju Singh

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Mario Fortuna

Independent

Date Written: June 2004

Abstract

Full implementation of an intergovernmental transfer system based on revenue capacities and expenditure needs could significantly improve both redistribution and equity objectives of the Chinese authorities. This was envisaged in the 1994 fiscal reforms, but the authorities were unable to implement the measures fully. This paper examines mechanisms that might facilitate effective implementation.

Keywords: Fiscal Policy, Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations, China

JEL Classification: H70, H77

Suggested Citation

Ahmad, Ehtisham and Singh, Raju and Fortuna, Mario, Toward More Effective Redistribution: Reform Options for Intergovernmental Transfers in China (June 2004). IMF Working Paper No. 04/98, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=878922

Ehtisham Ahmad (Contact Author)

International Monetary Fund (IMF) ( email )

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Washington, DC 20431
United States

Raju Singh

International Monetary Fund (IMF) ( email )

700 19th Street NW
Washington, DC 20431
United States

Mario Fortuna

Independent

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