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Who Provides Public Goods in China?

A Conference at UCLA

Saturday, May 26, 2007
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6275 Bunche Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095


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

10:30-12:00, Session I: Taxation and Finance
Moderator: Wayne Le Cheminant, Loyola Marymount University
Paper 1
Presenter: Hiroki Takeuchi (Faculty Fellow, Political Science, UCLA)
“Rural Tax Reform and Its Consequences”
Discussant: Teresa Wright, Cal State 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

12:00-1:30, Lunch Break

1:30-3:00, Session II: Who Provides Public Goods?
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 China”
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

Richard Gunde

Sponsor(s): Center for Chinese Studies

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