I am a second-year PhD student in the section of Management, Employment, and Organisation. My research interest is located in public management and public economics, with a particular focus on fiscal decentralisation, fiscal transparency, and public service performance. Before starting my PhD, I have completed MSc Accounting and Finance and MSc Social Science Research Methods with two distinction degrees at Cardiff University. I also hold a Bachelor of Economics in Public Finance from Zhongnan University of Economics and Law (Wuhan, PRC).
Publication: Sun, S. and Andrews, R. 2020. The determinants of fiscal transparency in Chinese city-level governments. Local Government Studies 46(1), pp. 44 - 67 (10.1080/03003930.2019.1608828)
- Public service performance
- Fiscal decentralisation
- Fiscal transparency
I am a postgraduate tutor for BST153 Research Methods
Intra-provincial fiscal decentralisation and public service performance: a Chinese-based study from the perspective of efficiency and effectiveness
The improvement of public service efficiency and effectiveness is a long-standing consideration of policy-makers, researchers, and ordinary people in China. Researchers have widely discussed the contributions of FD on economic/ and income growth in China, but only a few of them have looked into the impact of FD on public service efficiency and effectiveness, two key dimensions of public service performance. To address this gap, this PhD study aims to look into the impact of fiscal decentralisation on the efficiency and effectiveness of basic public services (i.e. compulsory education and healthcare service) within Chinese provincial jurisdictions, from multi-disciplinary perspectives and with the support of mixed methods.