[城市与区域经济学术沙龙]Institutions and the genesis of urban growth in China



报告题目:Institutions and the genesis of urban growth in China

报告人: Professor Andrés Rodríguez-Pose, London School of Economics
内容简介:A large percentage of China’s rapid growth over the last few decades is a consequence of the economic dynamism of its cities. Much of this dynamism has been attributed to factors related to location and accessibility, education, innovation, and agglomeration and density. There is, however, limited knowledge about how local institutions shape urban growth in China. This presentation addresses this gap in our knowledge, by looking at the extent to which institutions matter for urban economic growth in China and what is their role relative to more traditional factors driving the growth of Chinese cities. The results will highlight how urban growth in China not the result of a single factor and that urban institutions matter for economic growth in two ways. Directly, through better government quality and a more efficient fight against corruption. Indirectly, as criminality, which is not linked to urban growth, undermines the returns of human capital and innovation.
报告人简介:Andrés Rodríguez-Pose is a Professor of Economic Geography at the London School of Economics, where he was previously Head of the Department of Geography and Environment. He is the Acting President of the Regional Science Association International, where he served as Vice-President in 2014. He has also been Vice-President (2012-2013) and Secretary (2001-2005) of the European Regional Science Association. He is a regular advisor to numerous international organizations, including the European Commission, the European Investment Bank, the World Bank, the Cities Alliance, the OECD, the International Labour Organization, the Food and Agriculture Organization, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the Development Bank of Latin America.He has also published more than 150 papers in peer-reviewed journals. He is an editor of Economic Geography and sits on the editorial board of 30 other scholarly journals, including many of the leading international journals in economic geography, human geography, regional science, and management such as Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, Environment and Planning A, European Journal of Government and Economics, Growth and Change, International Journal of Innovation and Regional Development, Letters in Spatial and Resource Sciences, Journal of International Business Studies (until 2015), Journal of Regional Science, Papers in Regional Science and so on. He is the former holder of a European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant and the only social scientist to have been awarded the Royal Society-Wolfson Research Merit Award.
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