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From Democratic elections to Public Investment:Voting Details and Mechanism
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TitleFrom Democratic elections to Public Investment:Voting Details and Mechanism  
AuthorZhang Tonglong and Zhang Linxiu  
OrganizationTianjin Normal University;Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy, Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences; 
Key Wordsvillage committee elections; the rate of voting; public investment; self-financing 
AbstractThis article uses a nationally representative survey data, and explores the relationship between the voting rate in village election and the public investment. By using the IV method to solve the endogenous problem might exist, it shows that the voting rate in village election has not a robust relation with the total investment,but have a positive impact to self-funding public investment. The results also show that although all of three levels of voting rate has positive impact on the self-funding public investment, but only the complete voting is the most significant. And if the rate of complete voting in village increased 10%, the self-funded project in the village can be increased more 0.8 project, the total amount of funding can be increased more than 28,000 yuan. 
Serial NumberWP907 
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