Lixin Colin Xu

World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)

Dr.

1818 H Street, N.W.

MC 3-427

Washington, DC 20433

United States

http://econ.worldbank.org/staff/cxu

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1.

Agency Theory and Executive Compensation: The Case of Chinese State-Owned Enterprises

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 02 Jan 2003
Taye Mengistae and Lixin Colin Xu
World Bank and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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CEO compensation, agency theory, relative performance model, SOEs, China

The Effect of Aid on Growth: Evidence from a Quasi-Experiment

Number of pages: 60 Posted: 25 Feb 2014 Last Revised: 26 Mar 2015
Sebastian Galiani, Stephen Knack, Lixin Colin Xu and Ben Zou
University of Maryland - Department of Economics, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and Michigan State University
Downloads 1,441 (9,813)

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Aid effectiveness; growth; causal effect and quasi-experiment

The Effect of Aid on Growth: Evidence from a Quasi-Experiment

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6865
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Sebastian Galiani, Stephen Knack, Lixin Colin Xu and Ben Zou
University of Maryland - Department of Economics, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and Michigan State University
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Achieving Shared Growth, Economic Theory & Research, Development Economics & Aid Effectiveness, Inequality, Country Strategy & Performance

The Effect of Aid on Growth: Evidence from a Quasi-Experiment

NBER Working Paper No. w22164
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 11 Apr 2016 Last Revised: 27 Apr 2016
Sebastian Galiani, Stephen Knack, Lixin Colin Xu and Ben Zou
University of Maryland - Department of Economics, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and Michigan State University
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The Impact of Privatization and Competition in the Telecommunications Sector Around the World

Darden Business School Working Paper No. 02-13
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 21 Jan 2003
Wei Li and Lixin Colin Xu
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 1,167 (13,755)
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Privatization, Competition, Telecommunications, Reforms, Cross-country

The Impact of Privatization and Competition in the Telecommunications Sector Around the World

Journal of Law and Economics, Forthcoming
Posted: 15 Sep 2004
Wei Li and Lixin Colin Xu
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)

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State-owned Enterprises Going Public: The Case of China

HKUST Social Science Working Paper
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 08 Feb 2002
Xiaozu Wang, Lixin Colin Xu and Tian Zhu
City University of Hong Kong (CityUHK) - Department of Economics & Finance, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) - Division of Social Science
Downloads 1,121 (14,165)
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state-owned enterprises, public listing, corporatization, reform, China

Politician Control, Agency Problems, and Ownership Reform: Evidence from China

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 08 Apr 2003
Lixin Colin Xu, Tian Zhu and Yi-min Lin
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) - Division of Social Science and Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) - Division of Social Science
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SOE reform, corporatization, corporate governance, ownership

Politician Control, Agency Problems and Ownership Reform: Evidence from China

Economics of Transition, Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 1-24, January 2005
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 08 Jan 2005
Lixin Colin Xu, Tian Zhu and Yi-min Lin
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) - Division of Social Science and Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) - Division of Social Science
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Politician Control, Agency Problems and Ownership Reform. Evidence from China

Economics of Transition, Vol. 13, No. 1, January 2005
Posted: 17 Apr 2005
Lixin Colin Xu, Tian Zhu and Yi-min Lin
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) - Division of Social Science and Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) - Division of Social Science

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Hayek, Local Information, and Commanding Heights: Decentralizing State-Owned Enterprises in China

American Economic Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 77 Posted: 16 Feb 2017 Last Revised: 08 Mar 2017
Zhangkai Huang, Lixing Li, Guangrong Ma and Lixin Colin Xu
Tsinghua University - School of Economics & Management, Peking University - China Center for Economic Research (CCER), Peking University and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Local information, commanding heights, decentralization, Hayek

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Ownership, Competition, and Corruption: Bribe Takers versus Bribe Payers

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2783
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 28 Jan 2002
George R. G. Clarke and Lixin Colin Xu
Texas A&M International University - A.R. Sanchez Jr., School of Business and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 635 (28,832)
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Improving City Competitiveness through the Investment Climate: Ranking 23 Chinese Cities

Number of pages: 91 Posted: 19 Apr 2004
David Dollar, Shuilin Wang, Lixin Colin Xu and Anqing Shi
World Bank - Development Economics Group (DEC), World Bank, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 615 (31,584)
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Institutions and Foreign Direct Investment: China Versus the Rest of the World

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 17 Sep 2007
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) - School of Accountancy, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), National University of Singapore - Business School and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 604 (35,132)
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institutions, FDI, China, growth, governance

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Finance and Income Inequality: Test of Alternative Theories

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2984
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 05 Mar 2003
George R. G. Clarke, Lixin Colin Xu and Heng-Fu Zou
Texas A&M International University - A.R. Sanchez Jr., School of Business, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Income inequality, financial intermediary development, Kuznets curve

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Institutions, Ownership, and Finance: The Determinants of Profit Reinvestment Among Chinese Firms

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 27 May 2004
Robert Cull and Lixin Colin Xu
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 543 (37,770)
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institutions, ownership, finance, china, investment, firms

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New Tools for Studying Network Industry Reforms in Developing Countries: The Telecommunications and Electricity Regulation Database

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3286
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 19 Apr 2004
Technology Policy Institute, Texas A&M International University - A.R. Sanchez Jr., School of Business, affiliation not provided to SSRN, Independent, Stanford University - Department of Economics, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Does 'Good Government' Draw Foreign Capital? Explaining China's Exceptional Foreign Direct Investment Inflow

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4206
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) - School of Accountancy, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), National University of Singapore - Business School and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 474 (45,513)
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Foreign Direct Investment, Economic Theory & Research, Legal Products, Investment and Investment Climate, Parliamentary Government

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The Investment Climate and the Firm: Firm-Level Evidence from China

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3003
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 20 Mar 2003
World Bank - Research Department, Technology Policy Institute and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Privatization, Competition, and Corruption: How Characteristics of Bribe Takers and Payers Affect Bribe Payments to Utilities

FEEM Working Paper No. 82.2002
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 31 Oct 2002
George R. G. Clarke and Lixin Colin Xu
Texas A&M International University - A.R. Sanchez Jr., School of Business and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 398 (58,348)
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Corruption, Bribes, Ownership, Competition and Privatization

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Does 'Good Government' Draw Foreign Capital? Explaining China's Exceptional FDI Inflow

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 07 Dec 2006
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) - School of Accountancy, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), National University of Singapore - Business School and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 355 (66,442)
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FDI, China, institutions, growth

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Eat, Drink, Firms and Government: An Investigation of Corruption from Entertainment Expenditures of Chinese Firms

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 26 Sep 2004
Hongbin Cai, Hanming Fang and Lixin Colin Xu
Peking University - Guanghua School of Management, University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Corruption, Firm performance, Government Expropriation, Corporate Governance

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Formal Finance and Trade Credit During China's Transition

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4204
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Robert Cull, Lixin Colin Xu and Tian Zhu
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) - Division of Social Science
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Investment and Investment Climate, Economic Theory & Research, Banks & Banking Reform, Financial Crisis Management & Restructuring, Financial Intermediation

Information, Incentives, and Commitment: An Empirical Analysis of Contracts between Government and State Enterprises

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 1769
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Lixin Colin Xu and Mary M. Shirley
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 299 (85,172)
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Information, Incentives and Commitment: An Empirical Analysis of Contracts between Government and State Enterprises

Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, Vol. 14, No. 2, Fall 1998
Posted: 03 Sep 1998
Mary M. Shirley and Lixin Colin Xu
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)

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Reforming the Urban Water System in Santiago, Chile

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2294
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Mary M. Shirley, Lixin Colin Xu and Ana Maria Zuluaga
The Ronald Coase Institute, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank
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The System of Incentives for CEOs with Multitasks: Theory and Evidence from Chinese State-Owned Enterprises

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 24 Jun 2003
Chong-En Bai and Lixin Colin Xu
The University of Hong Kong - School of Economics and Finance and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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CEO compensation, agency theory, multitask, complementarity, managerial discretion, state-owned enterprises

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Institutions, Politics, and Contracts: The Attempt to Privatize the Water and Sanitation Utility of Lima, Peru

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2478
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Lorena Alcázar, Lixin Colin Xu and Ana Maria Zuluaga
Universidad del Pacifico, Peru, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank
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The Timing of Marriage in China

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 11 Apr 2003
Lixin Colin Xu, Christine Zhen-Wei Qiang and Limin Wang
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), World Bank - Information and Communications Technologies Department (ICT) and World Bank - Research Department
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marriage timing, job complexity, search costs, school-to-work transition

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Regional Protectionalism in China: Direct Micro Evidence

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 26 Feb 2004
Binglin Gong, Lixin Colin Xu and Kong-Yam Tan
Fudan University - School of Management, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank - Beijing Office
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Protectinalism, China, market

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How China's Government and State Enterprises Partitioned Property and Control Rights

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 1743
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Lixin Colin Xu
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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State-Owned Enterprise, Labor Redundancy, and Job Creation: The Experience of Chinese Provinces from 1986 to 1996

Number of pages: 23 Posted: 11 Nov 2003
Guo Li and Lixin Colin Xu
World Bank - Rural Development (EASRD) and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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China, Asia, state-owned enterprises, labor redundancy, unemployment, job creation

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The Empirical Effects of Performance Contracts: Evidence from China

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 1919
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Mary M. Shirley and Lixin Colin Xu
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 214 (109,814)
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Incentives for CEOS with Multitasks: Evidence from Chinese State-Owned Enterprises

Journal of Comparative Economics, September 2005
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 12 Apr 2005
Chong-En Bai and Lixin Colin Xu
The University of Hong Kong - School of Economics and Finance and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 193 (127,187)
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CEO compensation, agency, multitask, complementarity, state-owned enterprises

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Downsizing, Firm Performance, and Income Distribution: Evaluating the Labor Restructuring Program in Chinese Firms

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 05 Aug 2005
Xiao-Yuan Dong and Lixin Colin Xu
University of Winnipeg and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 149 (160,955)
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Downsizing, restructuring, matching, ownership, firm performance, income distribution, China

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The Dark Side of Disclosure: Evidence of Government Expropriation from Worldwide Firms

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7254
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Tingting Liu, Barkat Ullah, Zuobao Wei and Lixin Colin Xu
Creighton University - College of Business Administration, Morgan State University, University of Texas at El Paso and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Private Sector Economics, Private Sector Development Law, Marketing

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Labor Restructuring in China's Industrial Sector: Towards a Functioning Urban Labor Market

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 04 Jan 2006
Xiao-Yuan Dong and Lixin Colin Xu
University of Winnipeg and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 139 (166,502)
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Downsizing, restructuring, timing and sequencing, labor market, ownership, China

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Surveying Surveys and Questioning Questions: Learning from the World Bank Experience on Firm Surveys

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 09 Oct 2003
Francesca Recanatini, Scott Wallsten and Lixin Colin Xu
World Bank - Global Governance Group, Technology Policy Institute and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 136 (177,162)
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firm survey, questionnaire design, developing countries

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Market Integration in China

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5630
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Government of the United States of America - Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), World Bank, World Bank, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System - Division of International Finance and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 135 (145,068)
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Economic Theory & Research, Banks & Banking Reform, Debt Markets, Emerging Markets, Access to Finance

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Matchmaking Means and Marriage Quality: The Role of Information in Marriage Markets

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 16 Apr 2004
Ginger Zhe Jin and Lixin Colin Xu
University of Maryland - Department of Economics and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Marriage, matchmaking, marriage quality, china, information

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Regulatory Reforms in the Telecommunications Sector in Developing Countries: The Role of Democracy and Private Interests

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 29 Mar 2005
Lixin Colin Xu, Wei Li and Christine Zhen-Wei Qiang
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), University of Virginia - Darden School of Business and World Bank - Information and Communications Technologies Department (ICT)
Downloads 126 (180,282)
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democracy, telecommunications, regulation, political structure, special interest groups, developing countries

Government Connections and Financial Constraints: Evidence from a Large Representative Sample of Chinese Firms

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6352
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Robert Cull, Wei Li, Bo Sun and Lixin Colin Xu
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System - Division of International Finance and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Access to Finance, Debt Markets, Bankruptcy and Resolution of Financial Distress, Investment and Investment Climate, Emerging Markets

Government Connections and Financial Constraints: Evidence from a Large Representative Sample of Chinese Firms

FRB International Finance Discussion Paper No. 1129
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 08 Oct 2015
Robert Cull, Wei Li, Bo Sun and Lixin Colin Xu
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), affiliation not provided to SSRN, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System - Division of International Finance and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 31 (412,009)

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Financial constraints, investment, political connections, firm size, China, capital allocation, invest cash flow sensitivity

The Effects of Business Environments on Development: Surveying New Firm-Level Evidence

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5402
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Lixin Colin Xu
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 83 (259,682)
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Environmental Economics & Policies, Labor Policies, Debt Markets, Emerging Markets, Access to Finance

The Effects of Business Environments on Development: Surveying New Firm-Level Evidence

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 17 Jul 2010
Lixin Colin Xu
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Business Environment, Investment Climate, Property Rights, Governance, Regulation, Labor Regulation, Entry Regulation, Infrastructure, Corruption

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Eat, Drink, Firms, Government: An Investigation of Corruption from Entertainment and Travel Costs of Chinese Firms

Journal of Law and Economics, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 17 Jul 2010
Hongbin Cai, Hanming Fang and Lixin Colin Xu
Peking University - Guanghua School of Management, University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 104 (201,427)
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Corruption, Government Expropriation, Corporate Governance

Love, Money, and Old Age Support: Does Parental Matchmaking Matter?

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7188
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Fali Huang, Ginger Zhe Jin and Lixin Colin Xu
Singapore Management University - School of Social Sciences, University of Maryland - Department of Economics and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Social Development & Poverty

Love, Money, and Old Age Support: Does Parental Matchmaking Matter?

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 23 Feb 2015
Fali Huang, Ginger Zhe Jin and Lixin Colin Xu
Singapore Management University - School of Social Sciences, University of Maryland - Department of Economics and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Initial Information and Successful Marriage: Evidence in China

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 26 Feb 2004
Lixin Colin Xu and Ginger Zhe Jin
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and University of Maryland - Department of Economics
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Marriage, information, china, family

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Surveying Surveys and Questioning Questions: Learning from World Bank Experience

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2307
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Lixin Colin Xu, Francesca Recanatini and Scott Wallsten
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), World Bank - Global Governance Group and Technology Policy Institute
Downloads 90 (237,828)
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Foreign Direct Investment Under Weak Rule of Law: Theory and Evidence from China

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5790
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Xiaozu Wang, Lixin Colin Xu and Tian Zhu
affiliation not provided to SSRN, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and China Europe International Business School
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Debt Markets, Emerging Markets, Investment and Investment Climate, Bankruptcy and Resolution of Financial Distress, Access to Finance

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Microeconomic Consequences and Macroeconomic Causes of Foreign Direct Investment in Southern African Economies

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5416
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Daniel Lederman, Taye Mengistae and Lixin Colin Xu
World Bank - Latin America and Caribbean Region, World Bank and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Emerging Markets, Economic Theory & Research, Investment and Investment Climate, Foreign Direct Investment, Debt Markets

The Impact of China's Millennium Labor Restructuring Program on Firm Performance and Employee Earnings

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 10 Oct 2007
Xiao-Yuan Dong and Lixin Colin Xu
University of Winnipeg and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 75 (276,187)
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Downsizing, restructuring, ownership, firm performance, employee earning, China

The Impact of China's Millennium Labor Restructuring Program on Firm Performance and Employee Earnings

Economics of Transition, Vol. 16, Issue 2, pp. 223-245, April 2008
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 14 Mar 2008
Xiao-Yuan Dong and Lixin Colin Xu
University of Winnipeg and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Health Shocks, Village Elections, and Long-Term Income: Evidence from Rural China

Number of pages: 55 Posted: 30 Nov 2006
Li Gan, Lixin Colin Xu and Yang Yao
Texas A&M University - Department of Economics, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and Peking University - China Center for Economic Research (CCER)
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health shocks, village governance, farmers' income

Health Shocks, Village Elections, and Long-Term Income: Evidence from Rural China

NBER Working Paper No. w12686
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 20 Nov 2006 Last Revised: 01 Sep 2010
Li Gan, Lixin Colin Xu and Yang Yao
Texas A&M University - Department of Economics, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and Peking University - China Center for Economic Research (CCER)
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The Productivity Effects of Decentralized Reforms: An Analysis of the Chinese Industrial Reforms

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 1723
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Lixin Colin Xu
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Local Elections and Consumption Insurance: Evidence from Chinese Villages

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4205
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Li Gan, Lixin Colin Xu and Yang Yao
Texas A&M University - Department of Economics, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and Peking University - China Center for Economic Research (CCER)
Downloads 74 (259,386)
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Rural Poverty Reduction, Consumption, Inequality, Services & Transfers to Poor, Economic Theory & Research

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Diagnosing Development Bottlenecks: China and India

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5641
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Wei Li, Taye Mengistae and Lixin Colin Xu
affiliation not provided to SSRN, World Bank and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Environmental Economics & Policies, Labor Policies, Labor Markets, Banks & Banking Reform, E-Business

Water Quality, Brawn, and Education: The Rural Drinking Water Program in China

Number of pages: 58 Posted: 17 Sep 2014
Lixin Colin Xu and Jing Zhang
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and School of Finance, Renmin University of China
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Water Quality, Brawn, and Education: The Rural Drinking Water Program in China

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7054
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Lixin Colin Xu and Jing Zhang
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and School of Finance, Renmin University of China
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Anthropology, Water Supply and Sanitation Economics, Educational Sciences, Water and Human Health, Small Private Water Supply Providers, Town Water Supply and Sanitation, Gender and Social Development

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Medals in Transition

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 14 Jul 2003
Minghua Jiang and Lixin Colin Xu
Peking University and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Institutions and Foreign Investment: China Versus the World

NBER Working Paper No. w13435
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 24 Sep 2007
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) - School of Accountancy, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and National University of Singapore - Business School
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Explaining Africa&Apos;S (Dis)Advantage

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6316
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Ann E. Harrison, Justin Y. Lin and Lixin Colin Xu
University of Pennsylvania - Management Department, Peking University - China Center for Economic Research and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 48 (298,268)
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Labor Policies, Environmental Economics & Policies, E-Business, Economic Theory & Research, Banks & Banking Reform

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Job Growth and Finance: Are Some Financial Institutions Better Suited to Early Stages of Development than Others?

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5880
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Robert Cull and Lixin Colin Xu
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Debt Markets, Banks & Banking Reform, Access to Finance, Economic Theory & Research, Emerging Markets

The Political Economy of Privatization and Competition: Cross-Country Evidence from the Telecommunications Sector

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 2825
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 10 Jul 2001
Wei Li, Christine Zhen-Wei Qiang and Lixin Colin Xu
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business, World Bank - Information and Communications Technologies Department (ICT) and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Competition, democracy, political economy, political structure, privatization, special interest groups,

The Political Economy of Privatization and Competition: Cross-Country Evidence from the Telecommunications Sector

Journal of Comparative Economics, Vol. 30, No. 3, September 2002
Posted: 20 Sep 2002
Wei Li and Lixin Colin Xu
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)

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Competition, democracy, political economy, political structure, privatization, special interest groups,

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Unbundling Institutions for External Finance: Worldwide Firm-Level Evidence

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7287
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Stephen Knack and Lixin Colin Xu
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Private Sector Economics, Marketing, Private Sector Development Law

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Eat, Drink, Firms and Government: An Investigation of Corruption from Entertainment and Travel Costs of Chinese Firms

NBER Working Paper No. w11592
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 25 Oct 2005 Last Revised: 05 Sep 2010
Hongbin Cai, Hanming Fang and Lixin Colin Xu
Peking University - Guanghua School of Management, University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Market Facilitation by Local Government and Firm Efficiency: Evidence from China

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6688
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Robert Cull, Lixin Colin Xu, Xi Yang, Li-An Zhou and Tian Zhu
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), Johns Hopkins University, Peking University - Guanghua School of Management and China Europe International Business School
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Access to Finance, Debt Markets, Banks & Banking Reform, Economic Theory & Research, Labor Policies

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The Internet as a General-Purpose Technology: Firm-Level Evidence from Around the World

Number of pages: 9 Posted: 23 Feb 2015
Texas A&M International University - A.R. Sanchez Jr., School of Business, World Bank - Information and Communications Technologies Department (ICT) and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Market Integration in the People’s Republic of China

Asian Development Review, Vol. 28, No. 1, pp. 72-93, 2011
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 23 Jun 2011
Qingqing Chen, Chor-ching Goh, Sun Bo and Lixin Colin Xu
Government of the United States of America - Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), World Bank, affiliation not provided to SSRN and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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market integration, economic cooperation, domestic integration, labor

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Hayek, Local Information, and the Decentralization of State-Owned Enterprises in China

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7321
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Zhangkai Huang, Lixing Li, Guangrong Ma and Lixin Colin Xu
Tsinghua University - School of Economics & Management, Peking University - China Center for Economic Research (CCER), Peking University and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Public Sector Management and Reform, Private Sector Development Law, Economics and Institutions, Private Sector Economics, Non Governmental Organizations, Marketing, Information Technology

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Interactions Among Donors'Aid Allocations: Evidence from an Exogenous World Bank Income Threshold

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7039
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Stephen Knack, Lixin Colin Xu and Ben Zou
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and Michigan State University
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Fiscal & Monetary Policy, Public Sector Management and Reform, Non Governmental Organizations, Consumption, Economics and Institutions

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Business Environment, Economic Agglomeration and Job Creation Around the World

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6706
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
George R. G. Clarke, Yue Li and Lixin Colin Xu
Texas A&M International University - A.R. Sanchez Jr., School of Business, World Bank and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Environmental Economics & Policies, Microfinance, Labor Markets, Private Participation in Infrastructure, Banks & Banking Reform

63.

Telecommunications Externality on Migration: Evidence from Chinese Villages

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6644
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Yi Lu, Huihua Xie and Lixin Colin Xu
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Department of Economics, National University of Singapore (NUS) and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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E-Business, Population Policies, Access to Finance, ICT Policy and Strategies, Anthropology

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Collective Leadership, Career Concern, and the Housing Market in China: The Role of Standing Committees

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 06 Jan 2015
Nan Gao, Cheryl Xiaoning Long and Lixin Colin Xu
Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE), Xiamen University and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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collective leadership, non-democratic country, housing, party, career concern

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Are There Returns to the Wages of Young Men from Working While in School?

NBER Working Paper No. w7289
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 29 Apr 2000
Duke University, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), Princeton University - Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and University of Haifa
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State-owned Enterprises Going Public

Economics of Transition, Vol. 12, No. 3, pp. 467-487, September 2004
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 06 Sep 2004
Xiaozu Wang, Lixin Colin Xu and Tian Zhu
City University of Hong Kong (CityUHK) - Department of Economics & Finance, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) - Division of Social Science
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Ownership, Investment Climate and Firm Performance: Evidence from Chinese Firms

Economics of Transition, Vol. 14, No. 4, pp. 629-647, October 2006
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 29 Sep 2006
World Bank - Research Department, Technology Policy Institute and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Telecommunication Externality on Migration: Evidence from Chinese Villages

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 09 Sep 2014
Lixin Colin Xu, Huihua Xie and Yi Lu
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), National University of Singapore (NUS) and National University of Singapore (NUS)
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Landline phones; telecommunications; migration; network effect; psychological costs; China

69.

Explaining Africa's (Dis)Advantage

NBER Working Paper No. w18683
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 12 Jan 2013
Ann E. Harrison, Justin Lin and Lixin Colin Xu
University of Pennsylvania - Management Department, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Local Elections and Consumption Insurance

Economics of Transition, Vol. 20, Issue 3, pp. 521-547, 2012
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 07 Jun 2012
Li Gan, Lixin Colin Xu and Yang Yao
Texas A&M University - Department of Economics, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and Peking University - China Center for Economic Research (CCER)
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Consumption insurance, risks, accountability, election, party

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Foreign Direct Investment Under a Weak Rule of Law

Economics of Transition, Vol. 20, Issue 3, pp. 401-424, 2012
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 07 Jun 2012
Xiaozu Wang, Lixin Colin Xu and Tian Zhu
affiliation not provided to SSRN, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and China Europe International Business School
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FDI, rule of law, China, institutions, implicit contract, leadership, economic performance

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Diagnosing Development Bottlenecks: China and India

Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 73, Issue 6, pp. 722-752, 2011
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 22 Nov 2011
Wei Li, Taye Mengistae and Lixin Colin Xu
Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business, World Bank and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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The Heterogeneous Growth Effects of the Business Environment: Firm-Level Evidence for a Global Sample of Cities

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8114
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 24 Jul 2017
Jose Daniel Reyes, Mark Roberts and Lixin Colin Xu
World Bank, World Bank and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Regional Economic Development, Spatial and Local Economic Development, Economic Development, Subnational Economic Development

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The Dark Side of Transparency in Developing Countries: The Link between Financial Reporting Practices and Corruption

Number of pages: 52 Posted: 25 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 03 Feb 2017
Tingting Liu, Barkat Ullah, Zuobao Wei and Lixin Colin Xu
Creighton University - College of Business Administration, Morgan State University, University of Texas at El Paso and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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audited financial statements; transparency; private firms; corruption obstacles

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Social Capital, Finance, and Consumption: Evidence from a Representative Sample of Chinese Households

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7873
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 11 Nov 2016
Robert Cull, Li Gan, Nan Gao and Lixin Colin Xu
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), Texas A&M University - Department of Economics, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Love, Money, and Parental Goods: Does Parental Matchmaking Matter?

NBER Working Paper No. w22586
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 07 Sep 2016
Fali Huang, Ginger Zhe Jin and Lixin Colin Xu
Singapore Management University - School of Social Sciences, University of Maryland - Department of Economics and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Dual Credit Markets and Household Access to Finance: Evidence from a Representative Chinese Household Survey

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7454
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Robert Cull, Li Gan, Nan Gao and Lixin Colin Xu
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), Texas A&M University - Department of Economics, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE) and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Marketing, Private Sector Economics, Private Sector Development Law

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Who Gets Credit? The Behavior of Bureaucrats and State Banks in Allocating Credit to Chinese State-owned Enterprises

Journal of Development Economics, Vol. 71, No. 2, August 2003
Posted: 30 Nov 2003
Robert Cull and Lixin Colin Xu
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)

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China, SOE reform, Signaling, Banking, Financial policy

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The System of Incentives for Managers with Multitasks: Theory and Evidence from Chinese State-Owned Enterprises

Posted: 26 Sep 2001
Chong-En Bai and Lixin Colin Xu
The University of Hong Kong - School of Economics and Finance and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)

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Agency theory, multitask, CEO incentives, complementarity, managerial discretion, substitutability

Empirical Effects of Performance Contracts: Evidence From China

The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, Vol. 17, pp. 168-200, 2001
Posted: 12 Jan 2001
Mary M. Shirley and Lixin Colin Xu
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)

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Empirical Effects of Performance Contracts: Evidence From China

The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, Vol. 17, pp. 168-200, 2001
Posted: 29 Feb 2008
Mary M. Shirley and Lixin Colin Xu
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)

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Control, Incentives and Competition: The Impact of Reform on Chinese State-owned Enterprises

Economics of Transition, Vol. 8, No. 1, March 2000
Posted: 03 Nov 2000
Lixin Colin Xu
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)

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Corruption, Income Distribution, and Growth

Economics & Politics, Vol. 12, No. 2, 2000
Posted: 20 Sep 2000
Lixin Colin Xu, Hongyi Li and Heng-Fu Zou
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), The Chinese University of Hong Kong and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)

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Bureaucrats, State Banks, and the Efficiency of Credit Allocation: The Experience of Chinese State-Owned Enterprises

J of Comparative Economics, Vol. 28, No. 1, pp. 1-31, March 2000
Posted: 05 Jul 2000
Robert Cull and Lixin Colin Xu
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)

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