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E-Commerce Integration and Economic Development: Evidence from China
The number of people buying and selling products online in China has grown from practically zero in 2000 to more than 400 million by 2015. Most of this growth has occurred in cities. In this context,
Urban Villages in China: A 2008 Survey of Migrant Settlements in Beijing
A team of Beijing-based urban planning specialists is joined by a noted American geographer to present the results and analyze their 2008 survey of migrant settlements in China's capital city. The
Measuring the Stringency of Land Use Regulation: The Case of China's Building Height Limits
Abstract This paper develops a new approach for measuring the stringency of a major form of land use regulation, building height restrictions, and applies it to an extraordinary data set of
Highway Toll and Air Pollution: Evidence from Chinese Cities
Most highways in urban China are tolled to finance their construction. During the eight-day National Day holiday in 2012, highway tolls are waived nationwide for passenger vehicles. We use this to
Connecting the Countryside Via E-Commerce: Evidence from China
This paper estimates the impact of the first nation-wide e-commerce expansion program on rural households. To do so, we combine a randomized control trial with new survey and administrative
Measuring the Stringency of Land-Use Regulation and Its Determinants: The Case of China’s Building-Height Limits
During the rapid urbanization of recent years, local governments in China have increasingly relied on land leases to independent developers as a source of revenue. The long-term land leaseholds
Subways and Road Congestion
It is found that in the first year after a subway line is launched, rush hour speed on nearby roads increases by about 4 percent, and that the time savings for each automobile or bus commute from faster speed is worth US$0.10.
The impacts of rail transit on property values: Empirical study in Beijing
Though most studies confirm the positive impacts of the rail transit on property values, a few studies report the insignificant impacts. It is suggested that the submarket effect is an important