Expressways, GDP, and the environment: The case of China

@article{He2020ExpresswaysGA,
  title={Expressways, GDP, and the environment: The case of China},
  author={Guojun He and Yang Xie and Bing Zhang},
  journal={Journal of Development Economics},
  year={2020},
  volume={145},
  pages={102485}
}

Does High-Speed Rail Reduce Environmental Pollution? Establishment-Level Evidence from China

We estimate the impact of transportation on environmental pollution in China by using a comprehensive establishment-level pollution-discharge dataset between 2002 and 2012. Our empirical strategy

Does high-speed rail make firms cleaner in China?

Connective Financing - Chinese Infrastructure Projects and the Diffusion of Economic Activity in Developing Countries

This paper studies the causal effect of transport infrastructure on the spatial concentration of economic activity. Leveraging a new global dataset of geo-located Chinese government-financed projects

The Productivity Consequences of Pollution-Induced Migration in China

Migration and pollution are two defining features of China's impressive growth performance over the last 30 years. In this paper we study the migration response to pollution in Chinese cities, and

The Impact of China’s Place-based Environmental Regulations on its Hog Industry: A Synthetic Difference-in-differences Approach∗

Agricultural water pollution from the livestock industry is a growing concern in China and globally. As opposed to size-based regulations targeting larger facilities as in the United States, China’s

Polycentric Structure and Firms’ Environmental Performance: Evidence from China

Urban spatial structure has a crucial impact on the sustainable development of urban areas. Based on a unique firm-level panel data in China, a fixed-effect model is used to empirically study the

Is the environment a victim of the economic downturn? Evidence from China's manufacturing firms

This paper investigates whether pollution-intensive industries develop faster in a time of economic downturn. Using firm-level panel data from 2005 to 2013, we find supporting empirical results in

The evolution of transport networks and the regional water environment: the case of Chinese high-speed rail

It is found that cities with higher degree and closeness centralities in the HSR network tend to have less industrial water pollution and are conducive to the sustainable regional development.

Impacts of high-speed rail on urban smog pollution in China: A spatial difference-in-difference approach.

  • Jing Fang
  • Environmental Science, Economics
    The Science of the total environment
  • 2021

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 86 REFERENCES

Chinese Roads in India: The Effect of Transport Infrastructure on Economic Development

This paper uses a general equilibrium framework as in Eaton and Kortum (2002) to estimate the contribution of transport infrastructure to regional development. I apply the analysis to India, a

Trade Integration, Market Size, and Industrialization: Evidence from China's National Trunk Highway System

Large-scale transport infrastructure investments connect both large metropolitan centres of production as well as small peripheral regions. Are the resulting trade cost reductions a force for the

On the Road: Access to Transportation Infrastructure and Economic Growth in China

This paper estimates the effect of access to transportation networks on regional economic outcomes in China over a twenty-period of rapid income growth. It addresses the problem of the endogenous

‘No county left behind?’ The distributional impact of high-speed rail upgrades in China

Infrastructure investment may reshape economic activities. In this article, I examine the distributional impacts of high-speed rail upgrades in China, which have improved passengers’ access to

Water Pollution Progress at Borders: The Role of Changes in China's Political Promotion Incentives

At political boundaries, local leaders have weak incentives to reduce polluting activity because the social costs are borne by downstream neighbors. This paper exploits a natural experiment set in

Railroads and American Economic Growth: a "Market Access" Approach

This article examines the historical impact of railroads on the U.S. economy, with a focus on quantifying the aggregate impact on the agricultural sector in 1890. Expansion of the railroad network
...