Date of Graduation

Spring 5-16-2020

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in International and Development Economics (MSIDEC)


College of Arts and Sciences



First Advisor

Peter Lorentzen


China had experienced long-term economic growth since the reform in 1978. With the communism system shifts in the socialist market economy, the country's legal institution and administration are facing corruption's challenge. President Xi Jinping takes action against deep corruption in China after coming to power in 2013. To observe the impact of the second stage of the anti-corruption campaign on provincial economic development since the Fifth Plenary Session of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China in 2015 to the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in 2017, this project downloads and extracts public records from the National Supervision Committee of the People ’s Republic of China and the Disciplinary Inspection Committee of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, combining public information to build anti-corruption effect variables. Data are distributed from 2015.10 to 2017.12. This project will use a panel data model to examine the impact of China's anti-corruption movement on provincial economic growth rate.