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Key Points Local governments in China are increasingly responsive to citizen complaints concerning environmental issues via social media. In less developed and manufacturing-dependent regions, local…30 May 2023 | Research Brief | China
Abstract Due to worsening air quality across many cities in developing countries, there is an urgent need to consider more aggressive air pollution control measures. Valuation of the benefits of clean…30 May 2023 | EfD Discussion Paper | India, China
This study is one of the first to present causal evidence of the morbidity costs of fine particulates (PM2.5) for all age cohorts in a developing country, using individual-level health spending data…24 March 2023 | Peer Reviewed | China
Blow the lid off: Public complaints, bargaining power, and government responsiveness on social media
Abstract Scholars have demonstrated that governments allow citizens to express their opinions and selectively respond to them, yet little is known about how local governments interact with netizens…22 March 2023 | EfD Discussion Paper | China
Allocative efficiency or misallocation of resources? The emergence of forestland rental markets and the forest devolution reform in China
Abstract This paper evaluates whether the devolution reform of forestland to household management improves allocative efficiency and household welfare through participation in forestland rental…13 December 2022 | Peer Reviewed | China
•The decoupling trend between welfare and wealth is statistically verified for China.
•Legislation improvement can notably alleviate the decoupling trend.
•The effects vary across legislation...
The pollution haven strikes back?–Evidence from air quality daily variation in the Jing-Jin-Ji region of China
Pollution havens create environmental inequality issues. China’s recent policy of directing high-pollution firms to migrate out of its capital, Beijing, offers a case of a pollution haven that was…27 October 2022 | Peer Reviewed | China
Abstract The paper provides a comprehensive investigation of the effects of environmental regulations on Chinese firms’ extensive margins. Using registration information of all firms in 35 industries…12 October 2022 | EfD Discussion Paper | China
Can digitalized tools help stimulate the domestic economy? Evidence from the effects of digital coupons on merchant operation
By analyzing high-frequency data of mobile platform transactions in a large Chinese city, this paper explores the effects of digital coupons on catering and retailing businesses. The results show that…25 October 2022 | Peer Reviewed | China
We identify the short-term effects of PM2.5 concentrations on medical costs in Beijing by analyzing two datasets: one detailing daily air quality indexes over a four-year period and the other…8 August 2022 | Peer Reviewed | China