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Airports and economic performance in China

Stephen Gibbons () and Wenjie Wu
Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: 武文杰

CentrePiece - The magazine for economic performance from Centre for Economic Performance, LSE

Abstract: China's airport construction policy has been successful in boosting manufacturing output, according to research by Stephen Gibbons and Wenjie Wu. Their study also finds that productivity impacts have been greater for private firms in areas with relatively high population and low educational achievement. The researchers address the question of whether opening new airports and expanding airport capacity stimulate economic growth, particularly in developing countries. The evidence they find on the positive impact of airport infrastructure in China suggests that reduced travel times and improved domestic market access help to boost industrial productivity.

Keywords: airports; infrastructure; productivity; China (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: H54 O21 P25 R41 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017-07
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cna, nep-eff, nep-tra, nep-tre and nep-ure
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