Government Size,Government Quality and Residents' Happiness
- 经济学院－已发表论文 
采用2006年中国综合社会调查(CGSS)数据,评估了政府规模对居民幸福感的影响,发现政府规模过大显著降低了居民幸福感,且对中西部、农村和低收入居民的损害更大,但政府质量能够削弱过大的规模对于幸福感的不利影响。此外,分项支出规模对居民具有异质性效应,即民生财政支出规模能够提升居民幸福感,而基本建设支出和行政管理费规模则会损害幸福感。"攫取之手"行为是政府规模影响居民幸福感的重要传导路径。Using China General Social Survey(2006)data,this paper evaluates the impact of government size on residents' happiness in China,confirming that large government size narrows the residents' happiness significantly and the impact of government size on residents' happiness of central and western regions,rural and low-income is bigger than that of counterparts. But government quality can weaken the negative impact of big government size. Moreover,subentry expenditure has heterogeneous effect on happiness,finding that the expenditure of People's livelihood significantly increases the subject well-being,but the big expenditure of basic construction and administrative and management obviously reduces well-being. Finally,"grabbing hand"is an important mechanism that government size affects residents' happiness.