The Impact of New-Type Urbanization Policy on Urban Green Total Factor Productivity: New Evidence from China

Zhijun Li, Yuanyuan Shi, Michal Wojewodzki, Yigang Wei, Meiyu Guo*

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    Abstract

    China’s new-type urbanization has been instrumental in fostering high-quality economic and social progress. This research explores the impact and underlying mechanisms of the new-type urbanization policy on urban green total factor productivity (GTFP) by analyzing a sample of 165 Chinese prefecture-level cities from 2009 to 2020. Utilizing the difference-in-differences (DID) approach, the study uncovers several key findings: (1) compared to non-pilot areas, the new-type urbanization policy significantly boosts urban GTFP by 43.5%, supporting a shift towards more sustainable and eco-friendly urban growth; (2) the analysis of impact mechanisms indicates that these policies enhance urban GTFP through technological innovation and environmental regulation; and (3) the urban agglomeration model test reveals that being part of an urban agglomeration amplifies the effects of the new-type urbanization policy on GTFP. These results underscore the significance of these policies in driving sustainable and high-quality urban development in China, offering valuable insights for policymakers to formulate and implement effective urbanization strategies.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number5220
    Number of pages21
    JournalSustainability
    Volume16
    Issue number12
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2 Jun 2024

    Scopus Subject Areas

    • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
    • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
    • Geography, Planning and Development
    • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
    • Hardware and Architecture
    • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
    • Computer Networks and Communications
    • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

    User-Defined Keywords

    • China
    • DID
    • green total factor productivity
    • influencing mechanisms
    • new-type urbanization

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