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Hosted by the Program on Chinese Cities (PCC)

09/07/2023 3:00 PM-4:00 PM

Presenter: Huimin Zhou

PhD Candidate, East China Neral University, Supervisor: Prof Bindong Sun

Visiting student, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Supervisor: Prof Yan Song


Relocating government seats is a city administrative strategy for optimizing space and structural organization, and for promoting economic development through the allocation of urban space resources. This paper uses quantitative methods to examine the effect of urban government relocation on economic growth. However, there is a disconnect between the central government’s current cautious attitude toward government relocation, and the local government’s actual benefit from such relocation, which reinforces the demand for policy evaluation research. The results show that urban government relocations significantly promote urban economic growth. However, other urban characteristics will also affect the economic growth effects of relocation, From the perspective of the time, the long-term economic growth created by urban government relocation increases after about 7 years of relocation.


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