1st Edition

The Emission Reduction Effects of Spatial Agglomeration

By Zhang Ke Copyright 2023
    226 Pages 18 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The book studies the relationship between economic agglomeration and environmental pollution from a spatial perspective through theoretical analyses and empirical discussions.
    At both microscopic and macroscopic levels, the author first explores the impact mechanism of the agglomeration of economic activities on environmental pollution and proposes research frameworks based on spatial economic theory and output density theory. Drawing on descriptive statistics and explorative spatial data from 283 cities in China, the book investigates the current development, spatial characteristics, influence path, and environmental efficiency of urban economic agglomeration and pollution in the People’s Republic. The following empirical sections study spatial spillover effects, simultaneous bias and spatial interaction between agglomeration and pollution. The research findings give insight into interregional economic development, joint pollution control across regions, and the coordination of the two, especially in the context of developing countries.
    The title will appeal to researchers, students, government officials and policymakers interested in development economics, regional economics, urban economics, and environmental economics.

    1. Introduction  2. Research on the Impact Mechanism of Economic Agglomeration on Environmental Pollution  3. The Current situation of Economic Agglomeration and Environmental Pollution in China  4. The Impacts Pathways of Economic Agglomeration on Environmental Pollution and Environmental Efficiency  5. Empirical Testing of Environmental Effect Caused by Economic Agglomeration  6. Re-examination of the Endogeneity and Spatial Correlation of the Environmental Effects of Economic Agglomeration  7. Study on the spatial interaction effect of economic agglomeration and environmental pollution 8. Main Findings and Policy Suggestions


    Zhang Ke is Professor at the School of Business, East China University of Political Science and Law, China. His research fields are regional and urban economy, environmental economics, etc.