Introduction to Decentralization and Development

8 Pages Posted: 21 May 2018 Last revised: 10 Jul 2018

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Shitong Qiao

The University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Law

Richard Epstein

New York University School of Law

Date Written: May 7, 2018

Abstract

On March 14–15, 2017, a group of Asian and American scholars working in the areas of law, economics, and political science gathered at the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law. There they debated and discussed decentralization and development at a conference co-sponsored by New York University’s Classical Liberal Institute and the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law’s Centre for Chinese Law. What does decentralization mean? How do we best measure decentralization? Is interjurisdictional competition a race to the bottom or a race to the top? Is decentralization desirable in the context of China and other jurisdictions? This symposium contains papers presented at the conference, in which authors take various approaches to the relationship between decentralization and development.

Keywords: Decentralization; Development; Hayek

JEL Classification: K00; O00

Suggested Citation

Qiao, Shitong and Epstein, Richard, Introduction to Decentralization and Development (May 7, 2018). Minnesota Law Review, Vol. 102, No. 4, 2018; University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 2018/029. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3174731

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Richard Epstein

New York University School of Law ( email )

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New York, NY 10012-1099
United States

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