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Who Provides Public Goods in Rural China

Scholars explore taxation, rural institutions, and struggles over policy.

May 26, 2007 12:00am

Saturday, May 26, 2007
University of California, Los Angeles
Bunche 6275
For more information please contact Hiroki Takeuchi:

10:00-10:30, coffee and pastries, informal discussion among participants

Session I: Taxation and Finance 10:30-12:00
Moderator: Wayne Le Cheminant, Loyola Marymount University

Paper 1
Presenter: Hiroki Takeuchi, UCLA
“Rural Tax Reform and Its Consequences”
Discussant: Teresa Wright, California State University, Long Beach

Paper 2
Presenter: Li Zhou, Renmin University, China (Visiting Scholar, UCLA)
“Informal Institutions and Creation of Rural Financial Systems in China”
Discussant: J. Vivian Zhan, UCLA

Lunch Break, 12:00-1:30

Session II: Who Provides Public Goods? 1:30-3:00
Moderator: Hiroki Takeuchi, UCLA

Paper 1
Presenter: Lily L. Tsai, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“Solidary Groups, Informal Accountability, and Local Public Goods Provision in Rural
Discussant: Hiroki Takeuchi, UCLA

Paper 2
Presenter: Yusheng Peng, City University of New York
“Ancestor Worship, Bloodline, and Birthrates: Lineage against Birth Control Policy”
Discussant: Cheris Chan, University of Pittsburgh (Global Fellow, UCLA)