经济学科李培、蔡熙乾论文均被发展经济学顶级期刊Journal of Development Economics 接受

    近日,经济学科李培副教授、蔡熙乾助理教授各有一篇第一作者论文被发展经济学顶级期刊Journal of Development Economics(简称:JDE)接受,并将于年内陆续正式刊出。两篇文章详细内容如下:

1. Does flattening government improve economic performance? Evidence from China
Pei Li, Yi Lu, Jin Wang
Abstract:This paper examines a causal relationship between the flattening of a government hierarchy and economic performance by exploiting a panel data set on government reorganization in China from 1995 to 2012.Delayering has led to increases in revenue and inter-governmental transfers for county governments, but the associated enlarged span of control makes it difficult for upper-level governments to coordinate and monitor local ones. This has led to a reduction in county governments’ total public expenditure and progrowth expenditure, as well as an increase in land corruption. Overall, the flattening of the government hierarchy has a negative effect on economic performance.
 
2.  Does Environmental Regulation Drive away Inbound Foreign Direct Investment? Evidence from a Quasi-Natural Experiment in China
Xiqian Cai, Yi Lu, Mingqin Wu∗, and Linhui Yu
Abstract:This paper investigates whether environmental regulation affects inbound foreign direct investment. The identification uses the Two Control Zones (TCZ) policy implemented by the Chinese government in 1998, in which tougher environmental regulations were imposed in TCZ cities but not others. Our difference-in-difference-in-differences estimation explores three-dimension variations; specifically, city (i.e., TCZ versus non-TCZ cities), industry (i.e., more polluting industries relative to less polluting ones), and year (i.e., before and after the TCZ policy). We find that tougher environmental regulation leads to less foreign direct investment. Meanwhile, we find that foreign multinationals from countries with better environmental protections than China are insensitive to the toughening environmental regulation, while those from countries with worse environmental protections than China show strong negative responses.
 
    李培,经济学院财政系、WISE副教授,中国人民大学经济学博士(2008),新加坡国立大学博士后(2008-2011),于2015年秋季加盟厦门大学经济学科,主要研究领域为公共经济学和环境经济学等,目前已在American Economic Journal: Economic Policy、Environment and Development Economics、China Economic Review等期刊发表多篇论文。

    蔡熙乾,经济学院经济研究所、WISE助理教授,新加坡国立大学经济学博士(2015),于2015年秋季加盟厦门大学经济学科,主要研究领域为劳动经济学、实验经济学和应用微观经济学等。

    (经济学院  刘晨宇    WISE  许有淑)