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Regional favouritism and education development


Wang, C and Lu, Y, Regional favouritism and education development, Regional Studies, Regional Science, 9, (1) pp. 302-319. ISSN 2168-1376 (2022) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/21681376.2022.2072762


Regional studies have found significant agglomeration effects of education development on economic growth. Regional favouritism is potentially closely related to public investment in education, further impacting regional growth. This paper provides significant empirical evidence on the potential impact of favouritism on education development in the Chinese context. Using data for 282 Chinese cities from 1996 to 2016 with treatment for endogeneity (Lewbel two-stage least squares estimator), the results provide evidence that Chinese provincial political leaders favour their birthplaces' education resource development, and that the effect is larger for within-provincial impact and higher tier cities ranked by income.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:regional favouritism, education development, regional growth, Chinese cities
Research Division:Economics
Research Group:Applied economics
Research Field:Economics of education
Objective Division:Construction
Objective Group:Construction planning
Objective Field:Regional planning
UTAS Author:Lu, Y (Mr Yifan Lu)
ID Code:150134
Year Published:2022
Deposited By:Australian Institute of Health Service Management
Deposited On:2022-05-28
Last Modified:2022-06-09

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