Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0022-1996(03)00070-9
Title: Local protectionism and regional specialization: Evidence from China's industries
Authors: Bai, C.-E.
Du, Y.
Tao, Z.
Tong, S.Y. 
Keywords: External economy
Local protectionism
Regional specialization
Scale economy
Issue Date: Jul-2004
Source: Bai, C.-E., Du, Y., Tao, Z., Tong, S.Y. (2004-07). Local protectionism and regional specialization: Evidence from China's industries. Journal of International Economics 63 (2) : 397-417. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0022-1996(03)00070-9
Abstract: This paper uses a dynamic panel estimation method to investigate the determinants of regional specialization in China's industries, paying particular attention to local protectionism. Less geographic concentration is found in industries where the past tax-plus-profit margins and the shares of state ownership are high, reflecting stronger local government protection of these industries. The evidence also supports the scale-economies theory of regional specialization. Finally, the overall time trend of regional specialization of China's industries is found to have reversed an early drop in the mid-1980s, and registered a significant increase in the later years. © 2003 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Source Title: Journal of International Economics
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/114164
ISSN: 00221996
DOI: 10.1016/S0022-1996(03)00070-9
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