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Industrial Structure, R&D Staff, and Green Total Factor Productivity of China: Evidence from the Low-Carbon Pilot Cities

Shengqian Guo, Xue Tang, Ting Meng, Jincan Chu, Han Tang, Wei Zhang
2021 Complexity  
This paper investigates the relation between low-carbon pilot policy (LCC) and green total factor productivity and discusses the mediating effect of industrial structure and the number of R&D staff (RDS  ...  Using data of 26 cities in China from 2004 to 2017, the green total factor productivity is investigated by the SMM-GML method. The corresponding empirical analysis is conducted with the DID model.  ...  For green total factor productivity, it has the same effect. Hypothesis 5 is not verified, and the number of R&D staff is not a mediator between low-carbon policy and green total factor productivity.  ... 
doi:10.1155/2021/6690152 fatcat:gvjpzbms5fddjpnpknfn3du7ja

Can Carbon Trading Policies Promote Regional Green Innovation Efficiency? Empirical Data from Pilot Regions in China

Baoliu Liu, Zhenqing Sun, Huanhuan Li
2021 Sustainability  
Therefore, we measured the green innovation efficiency of 30 provinces and cities in mainland China from 2005 to 2018, using selected panel data within a super-efficient SBM model that incorporated undesirable  ...  Our findings were as follows. (1) The implementation of carbon trading policies has a significant and continuous effect of promoting and improving green innovation efficiency in the pilot areas. (2) Carbon  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su13052891 fatcat:k56yhf473nbrbltpjq2sjgd2m4

The Effect of China's Pilot Low-Carbon City Initiative on Enterprise Labor Structure

Xiaoyang Sun, Yuhua Zheng, Chenyu Zhang, Xuelian Li, Baosheng Wang
2022 Frontiers in Energy Research  
that R&D investment is a channel for the impact of China's pilot low-carbon city initiative on enterprise labor structure in the pilot cities; 3) the heterogeneity analysis shows that the labor structure  ...  Based on the background of China's pilot low-carbon city initiative in 2010, 2012, and 2017, this article captures the exogenous change of enterprise labor structure based on A-share listed companies from  ...  labor structure is 0.268 and TABLE 5 | 5 The impact of China's pilot low-carbon city initiative on innovation. (1) (2) R&D R&D R&D/sales revenue R&D/total assets DTShidian 0.002** 0.493** (2.22) (2.18  ... 
doi:10.3389/fenrg.2021.821677 fatcat:tkz3altzovcwplxggawqns7p6y

China 2030: Building a Modern, Harmonious, and Creative Society [chapter]

2013 China 2030  
More important, the expansion of green industries will contribute to economies of scale in production and to R&D.  ...  Third, the scope for gains in total factor productivity (TFP) from rapid factor reallocation and the simple copying or transfer of technology will taper off as China approaches the later stages of industrialization  ...  Over half of trade is already subject to zero MFN rates where there is no room for preferences; and many products with high tariffs (in agriculture, for example) are excluded from preferential agreements  ... 
doi:10.1596/9780821395455_overview fatcat:qr6qbozynzfgvgiz3aonrabvz4

The People's Republic of China: Selected Issues

International Monetary Fund.
2016 IMF Staff Country Reports  
, helping reduce carbon intensity of output and promote income equality.  ...  This paper reviews progress along various dimensions of rebalancing and presents staff projections for the medium-term rebalancing path.  External rebalancing has advanced well, while progress on internal  ...  indicates medium-risk, and green is low-risk.  ... 
doi:10.5089/9781475524383.002 fatcat:ab2yhinedzdarbbdm6hz6gwtde

Prospects, Politics, and Practices of Solar Energy Innovation in China

Frauke Urban, Yu Wang, Sam Geall
2018 The Journal of environment & development  
The solar PV industry in China is experiencing increased domestic growth, after many years of being mainly export-oriented.  ...  Although being largely neglected by high-level discussions and plans, SWH could contribute much to low carbon transitions that are driven at the local level in China.  ...  Acknowledgements: The authors would like to thank the UK Economics and Social Research Council ESRC for funding the project "Low carbon innovation in China: Prospects, Politics and Practice", (reference  ... 
doi:10.1177/1070496517749877 fatcat:nyoavmw5inckjpxmtsoislxgru

People's Republic of China

International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept
2021 IMF Staff Country Reports  
The Chinese economy continues its fast recovery from the health and economic crisis as a strong containment effort and macroeconomic and financial policy support have mitigated the crisis impact and helped  ...  Rising financial vulnerabilities and the increasingly challenging external environment pose risks to the outlook. Important reforms have progressed despite the crisis, but unevenly across key areas.  ...  Going forward, China will actively support a green recovery through green finance, innovative green financial products, more investments into green industries in line with market principles, and a low-carbon  ... 
doi:10.5089/9781513566184.002 fatcat:ubybe4rzxfarra7eesigcdpl4i

Green Transition and Sustainable Social Governance [chapter]

China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED) Secretariat
2022 Green Consensus and High Quality Development  
As the scale of consumption in China is continuing to expand rapidly, its structure is shifting from being subsistence-based to being like that of a well-off country.  ...  of production, facilitate green production and green lifestyles, mobilize the general public to actively practice green concepts, and improve the governance system for a green social transition.  ...  Low-Carbon Day, and Environment Day.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-981-16-4799-4_6 fatcat:qqqosut6jjcsfefocmhlvv63ri

Corporate Sustainability and Green Innovation in an Emerging Economy—An Empirical Study in China

Shubo Liu, Min-Ren Yan
2018 Sustainability  
Amid increased emphasis on sustainable development, understanding the sustainability initiative and practice of companies has attracted the attention of both academia and industry.  ...  Drawing on institutional theory and employing an inductive case research method, we examine companies developing their green innovation and sustainability projects in a challenging context of China.  ...  Acknowledgments: The authors would like to acknowledge the professionals who collaborated during this study. Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su10113998 fatcat:mnqyw2bewfbffnymolcqli23aq

The People's Republic of China: 2016 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for The People's Republic of China

International Monetary Fund.
2016 IMF Staff Country Reports  
Moreover, driven by both structural and cyclical factors, the growth of overall profit margins of industrial enterprises rebounded from last year's negative figures to 6.4 percent and the debt-toasset  ...  The weights from the base period are price-updated every month. PPI survey covers 40 percent of the total industry turnover including 60,000 enterprises in 31 provinces and over 430 cities.  ...  Weak demand and persistently low inflation from a failure to fully address crisis legacies and undertake structural reforms, leading to low medium-term growth and persistent financial imbalances in the  ... 
doi:10.5089/9781475524321.002 fatcat:jzk2ecsit5evpeirtmjzgyseka

Estimating the Employment and Fiscal Consequences of Thermal Coal Phase-Out in China

Alex Clark, Weirong Zhang
2022 Energies  
pollution and the social cost of carbon.  ...  China hosts over half of global coal-fired power generation capacity and has the world's largest coal reserves.  ...  Acknowledgments: The author gratefully acknowledges data support from Durand D'Souza and Lily Chau at the Carbon Tracker Initiative, Jiahai Yuan at North China Electric Power University, and Matthew McCarten  ... 
doi:10.3390/en15030800 fatcat:yrsaohmyhrhrxoxszf6vzjh2z4

People's Republic of China: 2013 Article IV Consultation

International Monetary Fund
2013 IMF Staff Country Reports  
Moving to high-income status requires changing the growth model to be more reliant on total factor productivity (TFP) and less on factor accumulation.  ...  in China: Evidence from Cross-Country Firm Level Data," Working Paper No. 12/80 Prepared by Asian Development Bank staff.  ...  The tight liquidity conditions reflected a combination of domestic seasonal factors (such as a June 10-12 holiday and corporate tax payments), reduced capital inflows, and the fact that the central bank  ... 
doi:10.5089/9781475566925.002 fatcat:gfeakjqamnbmddkacbmpsrumfa

Enabling a Significant Nuclear Role in China's Decarbonization [chapter]

Matthew Bunn
2021 Foundations for a Low-Carbon Energy System in China  
The MIT Future of Nuclear Energy in a Carbon-Constrained World study is the eighth in the MIT Energy Initiative's "Future of" series, which aims to shed light on a range of complex and important issues  ...  CO2 emissions in the energy sector, and challenges of cost and public perceptions of safety.  ...  Extensive Regulation-Driven R&D and Rigorous Testing Like the nuclear energy industry, the jet engine and pharmaceuticals industries face extensive R&D and rigorous testing requirements to license their  ... 
doi:10.1017/9781108903103.004 fatcat:wlgxcgpobbgptj2hl33mvwjisi

The Tsinghua– Lancet Commission on Healthy Cities in China: unlocking the power of cities for a healthy China

Jun Yang, José G Siri, Justin V Remais, Qu Cheng, Han Zhang, Karen K Y Chan, Zhe Sun, Yuanyuan Zhao, Na Cong, Xueyan Li, Wei Zhang, Yuqi Bai (+33 others)
2018 The Lancet  
We thank staff from the Department of Earth System Sciences, Tsinghua University for providing logistical support for the first and third commission meetings in Tsinghua University.  ...  PG was supported by grants from the Cyrus Tang Foundation and the Cross-strait  ...  Figure 4 : 4 Total cancer mortality, 1990-1992 and 2013 1990-92: (A) men and (B) women. 2013: (C) men and (D) women. The inset shows the islands of the South China Sea.  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0140-6736(18)30486-0 pmid:29678340 pmcid:PMC7159272 fatcat:eh4htx2oujdaphvfpuk6l7lure

Stasis, dynamism and emergence of the e-mobility system in China: A power relational perspective

David Tyfield, Dennis Zuev
2018 Technological forecasting & social change  
A B S T R A C T Efforts at urban e-mobility transition in China are of crucial global significance.  ...  We illustrate such a productive reframing focusing on complex processes of empowerment and highlight that there remains relative stasis in the grand plan of a rapid transition to electric cars (EVs) in  ...  In short, projects of low-carbon mobility transition in China quite evidently go well beyond mere 'greening' of Chinese cities within given global geopolitical 'landscapes'.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.techfore.2017.09.006 fatcat:gu4g2bs6vvfyhebtca6cawbd3m
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