Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs and Tenth Decade Faculty Scholar
“Debt Authority and Intentional Overstatement of Budgetary Deficit: Evidence from Chinese Provinces." An, Zhiyong and Yilin Hou (2019). International Tax & Public Finance (4). Doi: 10.1007/s10797-019-09561-w.
“The Impact of Tax and Expenditure Limitations on User Fees and Charges in Local Government Finance: Evidence from New England.”Zhang, Pengju and Yilin Hou (2019). Publius: The Journal of Federalism. Doi:10.1093/publius/pjz020.
“Population Policy, Demographic Change, and Firm Returns: Evidence from China.” An, Zhiyong and Yilin Hou (2019). The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy.
"Business Cycles, Medicaid Generosity, and Birth Outcomes." Hamersma, Sarah, Hou, Yilin, Kim, Yusun and Wolf, Douglass (2018). Population Research and Policy Review, 37(5), 729-749.
"Measuring the Financial Shocks of Natural Disasters: A Panel Study of U.S. States." Qing Miao, Yilin Hou and Michael Abrigo. (2018). National Tax Journal 71(1): 11-44.
"Public Service Capitalization and Real Property Value: The Case for a Local Property Tax in China." Qiang Ren, Yilin Hou and Haitao Ma. Public Finance and Trade Economics 2017(12): 66-79 (in Chinese).
"Local Sales Tax Adoption in US Counties: Internal and External Forces." Jongmin Shon and Yilin Hou (2017). Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting and Finance Management 29(3): 289-318.
“Ability to Pay Local Property Tax, Tax Burden
Distribution and Redistributive Effects." Yilin Hou and Zhang, Ping,Economic
Research (in Chinese), No. 12 (2016).
“An Theoretical Analysis of the Design
Principles and Implementation Strategies of China’s Local Property Tax."
Yilin Hou and Haitao Ma, Public Finance Research (in Chinese) No.
2 (2016), pp. 65-78.
“The Ability to Pay Local Property Tax by
Chinese Urban Residents." Yilin Hou and Zhang, Ping, Journal of Public
Administration (in Chinese) No. 2 (2016), pp. 136-55.
“Fiscal Decentralization, Flat Administrative Structure, and
Local Government Size: Evidence and Lessons from China." Yilin Hou, Zhang,
Ping, and Chunkui Zhu, Public Administration and Development, No. 7
“An Evaluation of China’s New Rural
Cooperative Medical System: Achievements and Inadequacies from Policy
Goals." Yilin Hou, Li, Chengyue, Mei Sun and Mo Hao, Journal of
BMC Public Health (2015). DOI: 10.1186/s12889-015-2410-1. 12889_2015_2410.
“Dissecting the Detroit
Default: A Multi-Perspective Analysis.” Yilin
Hou and Fletcher Montzingo, The Revue Francaise de Finances Publiques,
(invited contribution) No. 4 (September 2015).
Behavior of Special Purpose Governments: A Panel Study of New York School
Districts.” William Duncombe, and Yilin
Hou, Public Budgeting and Finance, Vol. 34 No. 3 (Fall 2014), pp.
Responses to Procyclical Changes in State Aid.” Nguyen-Hoang,
Phuong and Yilin Hou. Publius
– Journal of Federalism, Vol. 44, No. 4 (Fall 2014), pp. 587-608.
Tax and Revenue Volatility.” Yilin Hou
and Jason Seligman, Journal of Public Finance and Public Choice,
Vol. XXIX, No. 1-3 (2013), pp. 167-180.
Budget Requirements and State Spending: A Long Panel Study.” Daniel L. Smith
and Yilin Hou, Public Budgeting and Finance, Vol. 33 No.
2 (June 2013), pp. 1-18.
Development of Public-Private Partnerships in Transitional Economies – An Explanatory
Framework.” Yongheng Yang, Yilin Hou
and Youqiang Wang, Public Administration Review Vol. 73, No. 2 (March-April 2013),
"State Government Budget Stabilization:
Policy, Tools and Impacts." Yilin Hou, New York, Springer (2013).
“Local Fiscal Behavior under Subnational Provisions: Do Local Governments
Smooth Revenue from Booms across Busts?” Yilin Hou, Journal of
Public Finance and Public Choice, Vol. 28, No. 1 (2012), pp. 3-27.
“The Performance of Performance-Based
Budgeting in Boom versus Bust Years: An Analytical Framework and Survey of the States." Yilin Hou, Robin Lunsford, Katy Sides, and Kelsey Jones, Public
Administration Review (May-June, 2011), pp. 370-388.
Norms as a Bridge Between Formal Rules and Outcomes of Government Financial
Operations – Evidence from State Balanced Budget Practices." Yilin Hou and Daniel L. Smith, Journal of Public Administration Research
and Theory, Vol.
20, No. 3 (September ,2010), pp. 655-678.
"Do State Balanced Budget Requirements Matter? - Testing Two Explanatory Frameworks." Yilin Hou and Daniel L. Smith, Public Choice, Vol. 145, No. 1 (2010), pp. 57-79.
"Pay-as-You-Go Financing and Capital Outlay
Volatility-Evidence from the States over Two Recent Economic Cycles." Wen Wang and Yilin Hou, Public Budgeting & Finance, Vol. 29,
No. 4 (December, 2009), pp. 90-107.
“State saving behavior: Effects of
Two Fiscal and Budgetary Institutions." Yilin Hou and William Duncombe, Public Budgeting and Finance, Vol. 28, No. 3
(Fall, 2008), pp. 48-67.
Case for Counter-Cyclical Fiscal Capacity." Yilin Hou and Donald Moynihan, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Vol. 18, No. 1
(January, 2008), pp. 139-159.
“Budgeting for Fiscal Stability over the Business Cycle." Yilin Hou, Public
Administration Review, Vol. 66, No.
5 (September/October, 2006), pp. 730-741.
“Fiscal Reserves and State Own-source Expenditure in Downturns." Yilin Hou, Public Finance Review, Vol. 33, No. 1 (January,
2005), pp. 117-144.
Fund: Structural Features of the Enabling Legislation and Balance Level." Yilin Hou, Public Budgeting and Finance, Vol. 24, No. 3 (September, 2004), pp. 38-64.
“What Stabilizes State General Fund Spending during Downturns: Budget Stabilization Fund, General Fund Unreserved Undesignated Balance, or Both?” Yilin Hou, Public
Budgeting and Finance, Vol. 23, No. 3
(September, 2003), pp. 64-91.
City Financial Management using FRBS." Ammar Salwa, William Duncombe, Yilin Hou, and Ronald Wright, Public Budgeting and Finance,
Vol. 21, No. 4 (Winter, 2001), pp. 70-90.