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Yang Yao: Competence versus Incentive among Chinese Public Officials

Yang Yao
"Voters want politicians to lead, not to do whatever voters want to get reelected," writes Yang Yao, Director of the China Center for Economic Research, in the paper he will present on March 25, noon, 103 Taylor Hall. "Competence versus Incentive: Evidence from City Officials in China" examines accountability of public officials and its economic impacts over the last 17 years.
Yao (AAE Ph.D. '96) heads China's most prominent economic research institution, and he recently succeeded former World Bank chief economist Justin Lin as Dean of Peking University's National School of Development.
Yao will also speak about China's economic growth for the Wisconsin China Initiative "Red Cap Lecture" on March 24, Memorial Union Tripp Commons, 4:30 pm.

Matching Skills to Jobs in Vietnam

What can a college graduate expect in Vietnam's job market today? That depends on whether she has a family member employed by the state, according to a new study by Ian Coxhead and AAE alumna Diep Phan (Ph.D. '08). Nepotism is not only accepted, but it's just about the only way one can enter state employment, with its much higher wages and benefits.
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