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City Size, Population Concentration and Productivity: Evidence from China

Shen, Jie; Chen, Chunlai; Yang, Mengyu; Zhang, Keyun


This paper investigates the impact of China's city size and urban population concentration on city productivity by developing a distinctive index based on global nighttime light data. Using the panel data of 280 prefecture cities from 2004 to 2013 and employing dynamic system generalized method of moments and panel threshold model regression techniques, our results show that city size has a positive impact on city productivity; therefore, cities in China still have the potential to expand....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: China and World Economy
DOI: 10.1111/cwe.12270


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