主讲：金鑫（Assistant Professor at the University of South Florida）
主题：ARE ANTICORRUPTION CAMPAIGNS REALLY GOOD FOR THE ECONOMY? FIRM LEVEL EVIDENCE FROM CHINA
摘要：Anti-corruption campaigns have long been advocated as panaceas to cure corrupt economies. Draw on firm-level data, we explore an unexpected corruption crackdown in northeast China in a quasi-experimental setting and find that the crackdown significantly reduces firms’ productivity and entry. The negative impacts are mainly born by private and foreign firms rather than state-owned enterprises. We attribute these negative impacts to the breaking up of political connections as corruption may serve as a grease to the economy through firms’ political connections in weak institutions. We further find that the crackdown leads to an increase in perceived corruption among individuals working in private sectors, which suggests that the reveal of corruption scandals may cause an upward adjustment in expected corruption in weakly connected and thus less informed sectors.
主讲者简介：金鑫，南佛罗里达大学助理教授，康奈尔大学博士学位。她的主要研究领域是劳动经济学和组织经济学，对应用微观领域有广泛的兴趣。已经在 Research in Labor Economics、Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education和Journal of Comparative Economics等国际一流期刊发表多篇论文。