Given China's rapid industrial expansion a detailed understanding of the linkages through which industrial activity affects the environment is crucial if the resultant environmental impact is to be minimised. This paper utilises a dataset of Chinese industry specific emissions for a variety of pollutants between 1997 and 2003 to provide the first study of its kind for China. We find an industry's emissions to be a positive function of its energy use and human capital intensity and a negative function of its productivity and R&D expenditure. We also investigate the role played by environmental regulations, both formal and informal. (c) 2007 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||China Economic Review|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Sept 2008|
- environmental regulations.
- Chinese manufacturing
- air pollution