Linking environmental regulation and economic growth through technological innovation and resource consumption : Analysis of spatial interaction patterns of urban agglomerations

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal

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Original languageEnglish
Article number106062
Journal / PublicationEcological Indicators
Volume112
Online published21 Jan 2020
Publication statusPublished - May 2020

Abstract

The Yangtze River Delta region is a representative region for the development of China's urban agglomerations. This study explores the inverted U-shaped relationship between environmental regulation and economic growth in the Yangtze River Delta region during 2002–2010 using the spatial panel data model. After the introduction of instrumental variables, the U-shaped curve is still robust, which is the theoretical value of this paper. The research verifies that technological innovation and resource consumption are important mechanisms for environmental regulation to influence economic growth. Cities in the Yangtze River Delta region have good interaction patterns in environmental regulation, economic development, technological innovation and resource consumption. Economic integration development is at a good level and can provide valuable experience for the development of other urban agglomerations.

Research Area(s)

  • Economic growth, Economic integration, Environmental regulation, Spatial panel data model, Yangtze River Delta

Citation Format(s)

Linking environmental regulation and economic growth through technological innovation and resource consumption : Analysis of spatial interaction patterns of urban agglomerations. / Cao, Yu; Wan, Ningna; Zhang, Haiyong; Zhang, Xiaoling; Zhou, Qian.

In: Ecological Indicators, Vol. 112, 106062, 05.2020.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal