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Industrial Land Allocation in China: Evidence from the 2007 Auction Reform

主讲人: Zhi Wang
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Dr. Zhi Wang is an associate professor (with tenure) in the School of Economics at Fudan University. She received her PhD in Economics from Brown University in 2013. Her research focuses on the applications of microeconomics in the field of Urban Economics. Her research projects investigate: the relationship between the location of labor-force entry and wage growth; the determinants and effects of the spatial pattern of urban land development; the effects and implementation of land use regulations; the effects of environmental regulations; the effects of school boundaries in urban China; the determinants of the spatial distribution of college admissions in China; the spatial structure of peer groups; and China’s industrial land market. Her papers have been published at Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Urban Economics, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, and Journal of Housing Economics. She is the Associate Editor of Regional Science and Urban Economics.

主持人: Xiaofang Dong
简介:

Land allocation plays an essential role in China’s industrial development. In the past, most industrial land was transacted through negotiations that usually lacked transparency and competition. Since 2007, the central government has imposed public auction for transactions of industrial land. This paper investigates whether the 2007 auction reform has improved industrial land allocation efficiency by focusing on the allocation of local land to different industries. We develop a theoretical framework to understand the land allocation mechanisms before and after the reform. Utilizing three comprehensive data sets of new industrial establishments, land transactions and nighttime lights, the empirical analysis finds that, in sharp contrast to the pre-reform period, more land was allocated to industries with local comparative advantage during the post-reform period, and this effect is more pronounced in the localities with higher reform stringency levels. It suggests that the reform has promoted the spatial clustering of firms from industries which have close connections to each other and hence facilitated the formation of a more efficient local industrial composition. It also finds suggestive evidence that the reform has a positive effect on local output, consistent with the theory.

时间: 2021-10-28(Thursday)16:40-18:00
地点: The Seminar will be held online
讲座语言: English
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主办单位: 厦门大学经济学院、王亚南经济研究院
承办单位: 厦门大学经济学院、王亚南经济研究院
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