Did China's coal mine regulation positively affect economic growth?

Hangtian Xu, Kentaro Nakajima

研究成果: Article査読

11 被引用数 (Scopus)

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In response to high mortality rates and low productivity in coal mining, China began regulating coal mines in the 1990s, reshaping its coal economy. We investigate the relationship between coal mine regulation and economic growth. Using the difference-in-difference approach to compare the pre- and post-regulation periods as well as regions heavily and lightly affected by regulation, we find that regulation positively affects a regional economy. Results are illustrated by estimations that use mortality rates in coal mining as a proxy for measuring regulation quality. Regulation effects are not limited to the intra-coal industry but also apply to spillover by relieving the crowding-out effects of coal abundance.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)160-168
ページ数9
ジャーナルResources Policy
50
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2016 12 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 社会学および政治科学
  • 経済学、計量経済学
  • 管理、モニタリング、政策と法律
  • 法学

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