With the Chinese economy developing at breakneck speed, the signs of unbalanced regional development and income inequality have become increasingly clear, an issue that has drawn the attention of the Chinese government. The PKU-Lincoln Center is dedicated to providing analytical research on China’s fiscal policies; to this end, the Center has assembled a research team made up of prominent scholars from educational and research institutions in China and abroad, with the goal of conducting research on China`s fiscal policy, focusing on the areas of local public finance and property taxation.
Research into local public finance involves in-depth investigation of China’s fiscal system, system of intergovernmental transfer payments, interregional fiscal policy, and economic growth; it also touches on issues related to urban development. In addition, China’s tax structure, tax burdens, local government finances, land transaction income, and fiscal policy reform are also important topics in this field. The Center is dedicated to increasing the capacity for research and analysis regarding local public finance, a goal it realizes by hosting a diverse array of academic seminars and sharing the Center’s research findings.