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SPATIAL EVOLUTION AND AGGLOMERATIVE FORCES OF CHINA

Huan Li () and Vincent Hogan
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Huan Li: East China Normal University
Vincent Hogan: University College Dublin School of Economics

Romanian Journal of Regional Science, 2015, vol. 9, issue 2, 1-19

Abstract: As the biggest developing and transitional country in the world, China has undergone large and lasting spatial agglomeration since market reform. This paper traces dynamic evolution of spatial agglomeration over the past three decades; the result shows regional disparity, caused by spatial agglomeration, worsened dramatically at the threshold of the new century. By using Theil decomposed technique, the index shows interregional inequality plays as the primary role. And then investigates driving forces for agglomeration based on broad theories, the estimates provide strong support for all three sources of Marshall’s theory.

Keywords: Spatial Evolution; Agglomerative Forces; China (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C12 O18 R11 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
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