Domestic Market Integration and Regional Coordinate Development
Xu Xianxiang and Li Xun(Sun Yat-sen University)
The paper attempts to explore the integrating effects of domestic market in the process of the regional coordinate development. Theoretically, the paper generalizes the conditional β convergence framework to incorporate the integrating effect into the famous Barro Regression Equation. Using data for cities in Yangtze River Delta, the paper estimates large integrating effects in the process of regional integration, and also documents this effect is more and more significant. Furthermore, the paper finds the development in Shanghai has been benefiting the regional coordinate development in Yangtze River Delta since the late 1990s. These findings are robust, and may shed some highlights on how to implement the coordinate development in China.
【CateGory Index】： F127