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September 21, 2011

Fall 2011 CCS Noon Lecture Series - Yuen Yuen Ang


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Yuen Yuen Ang, Assistant Professor of Political Science, U-M College of Literature, Science & the Arts

Dual Fiscal Incentives: Informal Public Compensation, Time Horizon, and Bureaucratic Behavior in Local China

September 27, 2011
Tuesday 12 noon to 1:00 pm
Room 1636 School of Social Work Building
1080 South University

In this talk, Yuen Yuen Ang presents her research on China's unique structure of informal public compensation and its implications for the economic behavior of local state actors in China during the reform era. Based on over 200 interviews and an original dataset, she shows that there are simultaneous fiscal incentives at work at a micro level, one motivating local cadres to pursue growth for their localities but the other to extract petty rents for their offices.

Yuen Yuen Ang joined the Department of Political Science of the University of Michigan as an assistant professor in 2011. Previously, she was a faculty member at Columbia University SIPA (School of International and Public Affairs). Her research on China focuses on the political economy of development, bureaucratic politics, and local governance.

Posted by zzhu at September 21, 2011 07:34 PM