• 10 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
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Personal profile

Funding overview

UWA Business School Research Development Awards,2016, $9,860

Previous positions

Lecturer, Renming University of China, 2005-2011

Current projects

Favouritism over Local Political Cycles: Evidence from China
Firm Clustering and Taxation – Evidence from China (with Qi dong and Xiaobo Zhang)
Land Mis-allocation, Collateral Effects, and Production Efficiency Loss in China (with Enhui Kou and Longjian Yang)
Taxational Resource Curse – Evidence from China (with Jie Bai)
Cleaner Book after a Closer Look? – Evidence from China on the Effect on Tax Enforcement on Listed Companies' Profits Reporting
Can Central SOE Affect the Local Tax Enforcement in China? (with Rui Sun)

Teaching overview

Applied Macroeconomics (ECON3303)

Intermediate Mathematics (ECON3272)

Business Econometrics (ECON2271)


Development and Growth; Public Finance; Economy of China


Chinese (Mandarin)

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China Business & Economics
Revenue Business & Economics
Manufacturing sector Business & Economics
Incentives Business & Economics
Fiscal Business & Economics
Natural experiment Business & Economics
Tax enforcement Business & Economics
Public finance Business & Economics

Research Output 2013 2017

  • 10 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 3 Article
10 Citations (Scopus)

The effect of a fiscal squeeze on tax enforcement: Evidence from a natural experiment in China

Chen, S. X., 1 Mar 2017, In : Journal of Public Economics. 147, p. 62-76 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Natural experiment
Tax enforcement

VAT rate dispersion and TFP loss in China's manufacturing sector

Chen, S. X., 1 Jun 2017, In : Economics Letters. 155, p. 49-54 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Manufacturing sector
Manufacturing firms
Tax reform


Chen, S., 2013, In : Social Sciences in China [Zhongguo Shehui Kexue]. 8, p. 67-84

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Applied Macroeconomics

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