Research of Institutional Economics, Vol.28 No.2 2010
Title; Author(s); Abstract; Key Words, JEL Classifications
1. Title: The Floating Population and China’s Crime Rate: An Empirical Study from 1997 to 2007
Author(s):Shi Jinchuan Wu Xingjie
Abstract：The main purpose of this paper is to examine whether the floating population and China’s crime rate which both increasing sharply in the last decade, are causally linked. Firstly, the article theoretically analyses the transmission machine of the floating population and crime rate from the perspectives of income inequality, deterrence and social capital. Secondly, using China’s annual province-level data for the period 1997-2007, we reach the following findings, the scale of floating population has no impact on crime rate and the job，residence and origin types of floating population have significant impact on crime rate. Based on the theoretical and the econometric analysis, the article finally contributes relevant policy proposals on the crime prevention and control of floating population.
Key Words：Floating population; Crime rate; Type of floating population
JEL Classification:K40 K14 C12
2. Title:Institution Change, Path Dependence and Economical Growth：A Mathematic Model
Abstract: Based on economic growth model injected into institution, this paper discusses the influence of institution change on the basis of path dependence on the equilibrium point of economic system and long-run economic growth rate. From mathematical-model perspective, it has proved the Acemoglu’s proposition that institution matters by empirical research. The conclusion of the model is that institution change, in view of path dependence, has effect on the existence of equilibrium point of economic system and long-run equilibrium growth rate, and has two difference effect on economic growth, that is, increasing returns to scale and lock in .Therefore institution change will result in different outcome: some countries poor and some rich.
Key words:Institution; long-run economic growth rate；path dependence；
JEL Classifications: B52 E11
3. Title:Social Capital，Institution and Economic Growth:Based on Chinese provincial-level Panel Data
Author(s):Yang Yu Shen Kunrong
Abstract：Based on literature review and analysis of the mechanism, this paper empirically analyses the between ship of social capital, institution and economic growth, by Chinese province-level panel data. The empirical research show three following conclusions. First, institution and trust have significant positive effects on Chinese economic growth, the density of civil group have no effect. Second, social capital have different effects on Chinese economic growth at different level of institution. With the decreasing level of institution, the effect of social capital on economic growth is increasing. Third, different dimensions of social capital and institution have different combined effects on Chinese economic growth. Density of non-government organization and institution have significantly positive combined effects on Chinese economic growth, but trust and institution have insignificant combined effects on it. Furthermore, social capital has different effect on Chinese economic growth at different level of institution.
Key Words：Social capital, institution, Economic Growth, Empirical analysis
4. Title:Trading efficiency, Financial develop