Institute of Real Estate Studies
He Shanheng Building
P. R. China
Institutional Affiliation: Tsinghua University
NBER Working Papers and Publications
|February 2009||Towards a System of Open Cities in China: Home Prices, FDI Flows and Air Quality in 35 Major Cities|
with Siqi Zheng, Matthew E. Kahn: w14751
Over the last thirty years, China's major cities have experienced significant income and population growth. Much of this growth has been fueled by urban production spurred by world demand. Using a unique cross-city panel data set, we test several hypotheses concerning the relationship between home prices, wages, foreign direct investment and ambient air pollution across major Chinese cities. Home prices are lower in cities with higher ambient pollution levels. Cities featuring higher per-capita FDI flows have lower pollution levels.
Published: Zheng, Siqi & Kahn, Matthew E. & Liu, Hongyu, 2010.
"Towards a system of open cities in China: Home prices, FDI flows and air quality in 35 major cities,"
Regional Science and Urban Economics,
Elsevier, vol. 40(1), pages 1-10, January.
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