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

  title={Expressways, GDP, and the environment: The case of China},
  author={Guojun He and Yang Xie and Bing Zhang},
  journal={Journal of Development Economics},
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
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
Can environmental regulation solve China's employment dilemma: Empirical analysis based on scale and structure effects
Whether the environmental regulation policy can achieve the double dividend of pollution control and employment promotion is a problem worthy of further discussion. This paper studies the effect of


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
‘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
Economic growth, carrying capacity, and the environment.
National and international economic policy has usually ignored the environment. In areas where the environment is beginning to impinge on policy, as in the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade