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Environmental Economic Geography in ChinaHow Does China’s Economic Transition Contribute to Air Pollution?

Environmental Economic Geography in China: How Does China’s Economic Transition Contribute to Air... [This chapter investigates how economic transition in China affects the geography of environmental performance. Three variables are identified to capture the key facets of China’s economic transition, namely globalisation, marketisation, and decentralisation. They affect the environment in different manners and the combination of their effects also varies from place to place. Empirical results provide weak evidence for the positive role of economic liberalisation in environmental improvement. But the dominance of SOEs has degraded the environment. Regarding the globalisation, the domestic environment benefits from the integration with the global market. However, decentralisation has induced the race-to-the-bottom phenomenon. Intergovernmental competition by lowering environmental standards or regulation stringency is emerging.] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

Environmental Economic Geography in ChinaHow Does China’s Economic Transition Contribute to Air Pollution?

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Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright
© Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
ISBN
978-981-15-8990-4
Pages
141 –175
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-8991-1_6
Publisher site
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Abstract

[This chapter investigates how economic transition in China affects the geography of environmental performance. Three variables are identified to capture the key facets of China’s economic transition, namely globalisation, marketisation, and decentralisation. They affect the environment in different manners and the combination of their effects also varies from place to place. Empirical results provide weak evidence for the positive role of economic liberalisation in environmental improvement. But the dominance of SOEs has degraded the environment. Regarding the globalisation, the domestic environment benefits from the integration with the global market. However, decentralisation has induced the race-to-the-bottom phenomenon. Intergovernmental competition by lowering environmental standards or regulation stringency is emerging.]

Published: Oct 18, 2020

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