Yi Ma

Yi Ma

Postdoc

Broadly, I am interested in the following research areas: policy design, policy implementation, central-local relations in China, and soft law governance. My current project investigates how the regional government (provincial and municipal government) designs public policies to implement the Household Registration System reform in 2014. Specifically, I look into how regional governments deal with the dilemma between the pursuit of policy certainty (i.e., providing the markets and citizens with clear and stable policy expectations), and policy flexibility (i.e., leaving room for potential changes during further implementation). The project is funded by S.C. Van Fonden.

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