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The Double-Edged Sword of Urbanization and Its Nexus with Eco-Efficiency in China
Yue, L(岳立)1; Xue, Dan1; Draz, Muhammad Umar2; Ahmad, Fayyaz1; Li, Jiaojiao1; Shahzad, Farrukh3; Ali, Shahid4
2020-01-02
Source PublicationInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health   Impact Factor & Quartile Of Published Year  The Latest Impact Factor & Quartile
ISSN1661-7827
EISSN1660-4601
Volume17Issue:2
page numbers20
AbstractUrbanization has made tremendous contributions to China's economic development since its economic reforms and opening up. At the same time, population agglomeration has aggravated environmental pollution and posed serious challenges to China's environment. This article empirically investigates the impacts of China's urbanization on eco-efficiency, comprehensively reflecting economic growth, resource input, and waste discharge. We first measured the provincial eco-efficiency in China from 2005 to 2015 using the Super Slack-Based model (Super-SBM). We then constructed a spatial model to empirically analyze the effects of urbanization on eco-efficiency at the national level, and at four regional levels. The results indicated that the regional eco-efficiency in China has fluctuated, but is generally improving, and that a gap between regions was evident, with a trend toward further gap expansion. We observed an effect of spatial spillover in eco-efficiency, which was significant and positive for the whole country, except for the western region. The influence of urbanization on China's eco-efficiency exhibited a U-curve relationship. The changing trend in the eastern, central, and western regions was the same as that in the whole country; however, the trend exhibited an inverted U-curve relationship in the northeastern region. To the best of our knowledge, covering a time period of 2005-2015, this article is the first of its kind to study the impact of urbanization on eco-efficiency in China at both the national and regional levels. This study may help policy-makers to create sustainable policies that could be helpful in balancing urbanization and the ecological environment.
KeywordChina eco-efficiency urbanization Super-SBM spatial econometric
PublisherMDPI
DOI10.3390/ijerph17020446
Indexed BySCIE ; SSCI
Language英语
Funding Projectfundamental research funds for the central universities of China[2019jbkyxs017] ; national natural science foundation[71903078]
WOS Research AreaEnvironmental Sciences & Ecology ; Public, Environmental & Occupational Health
WOS SubjectEnvironmental Sciences ; Public, Environmental & Occupational Health
WOS IDWOS:000516827400067
PublisherMDPI
Original Document TypeArticle
PMID 31936543
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttps://ir.lzu.edu.cn/handle/262010/418287
Collection兰州大学
经济学院
Corresponding AuthorAhmad, Fayyaz
Affiliation
1.Lanzhou Univ, Sch Econ, Lanzhou 730000, Peoples R China
2.Univ Teknol PETRONAS, Dept Management & Humanities, Seri Iskandar 32610, Perak, Malaysia
3.Guangdong Univ Petrochem Technol, Sch Econ & Management, Maoming 525000, Peoples R China
4.Xi An Jiao Tong Univ, Sch Management, Xian 710049, Peoples R China
First Author AffilicationSchool of Economics
Corresponding Author AffilicationSchool of Economics
First Signature AffilicationSchool of Economics
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Yue, Li,Xue, Dan,Draz, Muhammad Umar,et al. The Double-Edged Sword of Urbanization and Its Nexus with Eco-Efficiency in China[J]. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health,2020,17(2).
APA Yue, Li.,Xue, Dan.,Draz, Muhammad Umar.,Ahmad, Fayyaz.,Li, Jiaojiao.,...&Ali, Shahid.(2020).The Double-Edged Sword of Urbanization and Its Nexus with Eco-Efficiency in China.International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health,17(2).
MLA Yue, Li,et al."The Double-Edged Sword of Urbanization and Its Nexus with Eco-Efficiency in China".International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17.2(2020).
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