Business School teacher Lu Ping’s academic paper “The impacts of environmental regulation on regional green productivity growth in China: from the perspective of local neighborhood effects” was published online by ECONOMIC RESEARCH-EKONOMSKA ISTRAZIVANJA. Wen Ying, Li Zhihong and other graduate students of business school participated in the writing of the thesis.
Based on the panel data of 237 cities in China from 2011 to 2020, this article employs the spatial panel models to empirically examine the local-neighborhood effects of environmental regulation on regional GPG. We further use the mediating effect models to examine the mechanism of environmental regulation affecting neighborhood GPG. The results demonstrate that both the local and neighborhood effect on regional GPG are U-shaped. The difference is that the inflection point of neighborhood effect is larger than that of local effect. The stringency of environmental regulations implemented by most cities in China is on the left side of the inflection point of the U-shaped curve, which leads to the inhibition of local and neighborhood GPG. Moreover, both green technology spillover mechanism and pollution transfer mechanism play a significant mediating role in the neighborhood effect of environmental regulation. The competition between these two mechanisms determines the U-shaped feature of neighborhood effect of environmental regulation. Finally, we put forward policy suggestions for the GPG from the perspective of local-neighborhood effect of environmental regulation.
Brief introduction of the author：
Lu Ping, Associate Professor of Business School, Doctor of Management, Master’s Supervisor. His research interests include corporate finance and green development. He has published over 10 papers in SSCI and CSSCI journals such as Growth and Change, Economic Research-Ekonomska Istraživanja and Management Review. He presided over five provincial and ministerial projects.
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