A new policy project on sustainable development in Chinese cities, jointly initiated by LSE Enterprise and Tsinghua School of Public Management, Beijing, China. (Pending contract) Contracting Arrangements and PPP for Sustainable Development. (with Ehtisham Ahmad and Vannalisa Vinella), Public Sector Economics, June, 2018.
Fiscal Reforms, Local Liability, and Infrastructure Investments:
Fiscal Underpinnings for Sustainable Development in China: Rebalancing in Guangdong A Policy Volume (2018) on Fiscal Sustainable Issues in China, using Guangdong Province as a Case Study. Forwarded by Professor Lord. Nick Stern (LSE) (Lord. Stern's Forward). Presentation version: here. Book Format Available from Amazon and Springer.
Abstract: This book collects high-quality papers on issues related to the rebalancing strategy in China, new clean cities as “hubs’’, liability management, and involving the private sector, including through PPPs, with specific examples from Guangdong. Guangdong has been at the forefront of economic reforms in China since the advent of the Responsibility System in the late 1970s, and its successes and challenges reflect those of China as a whole. The need for rebalancing towards a more inclusive and sustainable path is also critical in Guangdong, just as it is in China. Strengthening the fiscal underpinnings and the next stages of tax reforms are critical drivers to accomplishing the requisite structural changes.
Private Public Partnership (PPP) and Infrastructural Investments: