(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

Growth, foreign direct investment, and the environment : evidence from Chinese cities

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The AA. investigate the relationship between economic growth and industrial pollution emissions in China using data for 112 major cities between 2001 and 2004. Using disaggregated data, they separate foreign direct investment inflows from Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan from those of other foreign economies. They examine two industrial water pollution indicators (wastewater and petroleum-like matter) and four industrial air pollution indicators (waste gas, sulfur dioxide, soot, and dust). The results suggest that most air and water emissions rise with increases in economic growth at current income levels. The share of output of domestic- and foreign-owned firms increases several pollutants in a statistically significant manner while output of firms from Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan either reduces pollution or is statistically insignificant.


Article of periodic

published at : Journal of regional science / ISSN 0022-4146

Editor : Regional Science Research Institute, Amherst, MA - ETATS-UNIS (1958)

Millesime : 2011, vol. 51, no1 [pp. 121-138]

Bibliographic references : 20 ref.

Collation : 9 tabl.



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