The role of the cities in the western economic development


Zhao Guojie;Jia Lijie;Ma Tiefeng;


Based on an annual panel for the western cities in China and system GMM method, this paper build the spatial econometric models to analyze if the same factors have the different impacts between the capital cities and the prefecture-level cities on their economic developmentThe results show that the capital cities more rely on their development path and less dependent on other cities of the same level; while the prefecture-level cities on the contrary.


Economic development of city;;Path dependence;;Spatial econometric models;;System GMM


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