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Comparative Politics Workshop with James Kung

February 8, 2018 @ 12:00 am

Comparative Politics Workshop with James Kung

DateFebruary 5, 2015

Time12:00pm

Location
4357 Bunche Hall

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Belinda SunnuPhone bsunnu@polisci.ucla.edu

Presenter:
James Kai-sing Kung, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology

Title: 
“Do Land Revenue Windfalls Create a Political Resource Curse?  Evidence from China”

Abstract: By analyzing a panel on the political turnovers of 4,390 county leaders in China during 1999–2008, we find that the revenue windfalls accrued to these officials from land sales have both undermined the effectiveness of the promotion system for government officials and fueled corruption. Instead of rewarding efforts made to boost GDP growth, promotion is also positively correlated with signaling efforts, with those politically connected to their superiors and those beyond the prime age for promotion being the primary beneficiaries. Likewise, land revenue windfalls have led to increases in the size of bureaucracy and administrative expenditure –|corruption in short.

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Date:
February 8, 2018
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12:00 am
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Date:
February 8, 2018
Time:
12:00 am
Website:
/content/comparative-politics-workshop-with-james-kung