Replication data for: Place-Based Policies, Creation, and Agglomeration Economies: Evidence from China's Economic Zone Program
- Lu, Yi
- Wang, Jin
- Zhu, Lianming
AbstractCombining rich firm and administrative data, this paper examines the incidence and effectiveness of a prominent place-based policy in China: special economic zones. Establishing zones is found to have had a positive effect on capital investment, employment, output, productivity, and wages, and to have increased the number of firms in the designated areas. Net entry plays a larger role in generating those effects than incumbents. The special zone program's net benefits over three years are estimated to amount to about US$15.62 billion. Capital-intensive industries benefit more than labor-intensive ones from the zone programs.
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DOI: 10.1257/pol.20160272 (Text)
Lu, Yi, Jin Wang, and Lianming Zhu. “Place-Based Policies, Creation, and Agglomeration Economies: Evidence from China’s Economic Zone Program.” American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 11, no. 3 (August 2019): 325–60. https://doi.org/10.1257/pol.20160272.
- ID: 10.1257/pol.20160272 (DOI)
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