Decentralization for Economic Growth: A Critical Review

  • Jinhua Cheng
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Part of the Governing China in the 21st Century book series (GC21)

Abstract

This chapter takes a critical review on the current literature on decentralization, federalism, and economic growth. It defines several basic concepts about decentralization and summarizes contemporary debates on decentralization for economic growth in general and the theory of “market-preserving federalism” particularly. Through an in-depth review of the literature, the chapter answers the question of why existing wisdom is insufficient in overcoming the “fundamental state-market dilemma.”

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  1. 1.KoGuan Law SchoolShanghai Jiao Tong UniversityShanghaiChina

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