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Table 7 Robustness test of the influence of central policy

From: Institutional inertia, local leadership turnover, and changes in the structure of fiscal expenditure

  Governor Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
Economic construction Science, education, culture, and health Public security Economic construction Science, education, culture, and health Public security
Length of governor’s term 0.225*** 0.007*** − 0.003 0.147*** 0.004* − 0.003
The absolute deviation between the local and central expenditure structure (previous period) − 3.082** − 0.564* − 3.477*** − 4.150*** − 0.660** − 4.054***
Control variable Control Control Control Control Control Control
Time effect Control Control Control Control Control Control
Individual effect Control Control Control Control Control Control
  1. (1) *p < 0.1, **p < 0.05, ***p < 0.01. (2) The table shows the coefficient results of the core explanatory variables in each regression. The control variables at the local leader level are used in Table 2, and the control variables related to provincial economic and social development are controlled during the regression process