Does high-speed railway foster urban innovation production? Evidence from a natural experiment in China

Authors: Guan MingMing*, East China Normal University, Chengliang Liu, clliu@re.ecnu.edu.cn, Jiaqi Xu, 781699872@qq.com
Topics: Economic Geography, China
Keywords: High-speed railway; Regional innovation; Knowledge spillover; PSM-DID; China
Session Type: Poster
Day: 4/6/2019
Start / End Time: 9:55 AM / 11:35 AM
Room: Lincoln 2, Marriott, Exhibition Level
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Transport infrastructure and innovation is the double engine driving economic development, with the high-speed railway as the background, from the transportation infrastructure externality and the perspective of knowledge spillovers, explore the effect of high iron on regional innovation through the empirical test of PSM - DID model. Overall, compared to the no high-speed rail city, high-speed rail can significantly enhance the level of regional innovation, there are significant spatial heterogeneity of high intensity of iron on regional innovation, regional show that West benefit from the high-speed rail most, and city scale is the large city is the most obvious . On the role of regional innovation. From the perspective of dynamic effect, the construction of HSR has lagged effect on regional innovation for 2-3 years, and there are differences in different regions and cities. The empirical test shows that there is no "zero-sum game" and "corridor effect" in the effect of high-speed rail on regional innovation". Our research can highlight some policymaking for the HSR plan and regional innovation strategy.

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