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How housing rent affect migrants’ consumption and social integration? ——Evidence from China Migrants Dynamic Survey

In this paper, we examine the impact of housing rent increase on migrants' household consumption and social integration. Using the China Migrants Dynamic Survey 2011–2014, we find that rent increase...

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Lightening up Africa: The effects of Chinese aid on the economic development in Africa

This article studies the effects of Chinese aid on economic development in Africa. We geographically match Chinese aid in Africa to the satellite nightlight and other variables. Using a grid-cell panel...

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Does lowering housing provident fund contribution rate promote employment?

The housing provident fund is an important part of payroll taxes. This paper quantifies its impact on employment. Although the fund helps enterprises with R&D to recruit more employees, it will also...

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Can information and communication technologies boost rural households’ income and narrow the rural income disparity in China?

Using panel data from National Rural Fixed Point Survey and a supplementary survey about rural ICT projects, this paper empirically analyzes the impact of ICTs on rural households’ income and income...

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On foreign-invested enterprises’ exit: Economic development or labor market price regulation?

We use the prefecture-level panel data and enterprise-level data of China's manufacturing enterprises from 2001 to 2009 to investigate the effects of economic development and minimum wage policy on...

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Can digitalized tools help stimulate the domestic economy? Evidence from the effects of digital coupons on merchant operation

By analyzing high-frequency data of mobile platform transactions in a large Chinese city, this paper explores the effects of digital coupons on catering and retailing businesses. The results show that...

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The effect of state capital injection on private firms’ performance: Evidence from Chinese industrial firms

Based on Chinese industrial firms’ data, this study found that state capital injection weakened the technological progress and management efficiency of private firms, which led to a reduction in enterprises’...

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Stabilizing economic growth: Growth target and government expenditure since World War II

This paper investigates how the government stabilizes economic growth from the perspective of government expenditure. We contribute a method to identify the government expenditure aimed at stabilizing...

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Aid and conflict: Evidence from Chinese aid

Using data from AidData and the conflict report from Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP) from 2000 to 2014, we find that China's other official flows (OOF) aid can significantly reduce the frequency...

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Trade shock, refugee, and the rise of right-wing populism: Evidence from European Parliament elections

Recent years have witnessed the rising support for right-wing populism in European politics. We rely on the outcomes of the 2014 European Parliament elections to empirically examine the economic and...

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Targeting more effective industrial policies: Evidence from massive media data on R&D manipulation

R&D manipulation prevails in firms' application for high-tech enterprise certification. This paper provides evidence on how media coverage significantly inhibits firms' R&D manipulation behaviour by...

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Financial repression, SOE reform and fiscal-monetary policy coordination

We build a dynamic stochastic general equilibrium (DSGE) model with financial repression and conduct estimation and simulation with it using aggregate data. We discuss the interaction and optimal combination...

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Regulatory arbitrage, bank opacity and risk taking in Chinese shadow banking from the perspective of wealth management products

We set up a general equilibrium model of Chinese wealth management products (WMPs), which are deeply rooted in traditional Chinese commercial banks. According to this model, we proposed two hypotheses,...

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Natural calamity and cultural formation: A study on Yellow River flooding region

Traditional culture is usually regarded as the response to environmental change. In this paper, we tried to investigate the impact of natural calamity on the cultural formation by a case study of Yellow...

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Does corporate donation lead to more tax aggressiveness?

With regard to the supply of public goods, existing literature mainly focuses on the crowding out effect of public provision of public goods on private provision, while the adverse effect has been largely...

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Innovation spillovers in production networks: Evidence from the establishment of national high-tech zones

Based on a novel dataset constructed with the supplier-consumer paired sample, this paper uses a difference-in-differences approach to evaluate the impact of national high-tech zones on firm performance....

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How transportation infrastructure affects firm Productivity?Evidence from China

The national trunk highway system (NTHS), consisting of five vertical and seven horizontal national trunk highways, is taken as a natural experiment to study the impact of transportation infrastructure...

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Real estate expansion and manufacturing wage increase in China: From the perspective of labor reallocation

The massive expansion of China's real estate sector has raised manufacturing wage through the channel of reallocating low-skilled labor from manufacturing sectors to the real estate sector. Using data...

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What are public development banks and development financing institutions ? ——qualification criteria, stylized facts and development trends

Public development banks and development financing institutions are experiencing renaissance worldwide, but systematic academic research is patchy. The bottleneck mainly boils down to the lack of data,...

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Re-estimating national wealth inequality with incorporating the rich lists in China

Using the two annual rich lists of Forbes and Hurun, this study estimated the parameters of Pareto distribution to describe the features of the top tail of the wealth distribution. The wealth inequality...

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The unintended impact of housing provident fund on income inequality in urban China

We use the China Household Income Project (CHIP) data to evaluate the impact of the Housing Provident Fund (HPF) on income inequality in urban China. We find that urban residents differ significantly...

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The special economic zones and innovation: Evidence from China

We examine the impact of Special Economic Zones (SEZs) on innovation using China's county-level data from 1985 to 2011. Results show that the establishment of SEZs promotes a county's innovation in...

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Does VAT retention rate affect firms’ capacity utilization? Evidence from China

Value-added tax (VAT) is shared between central and local governments, and is levied based on firms' production location, which provides incentives for local governments to intervene in firms' production....

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The impact of lockdown policies on labor market outcomes of the Chinese labor force in 2020: Evidence based on an employee tracking survey

This paper uses data from an employee tracking survey in China for about 6000 incumbent workers to document their dynamic labor market outcomes throughout the year 2020. I find that the employment situation...

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Does the Chinese version of Bayh-Dole Act promote university innovation?

The Chinese version of Bayh-Dole Act (BD for short) refers to the ownership reform policy for patents arising from government funding research grants. We collected the policies of 31 “985 project” universities...

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