Smart Cities are Big Cities - Comparative Advantage in Chinese Cities

Research, Preprint English OPEN
Hu, Shiwei; Brakman, Steven; van Marrewijk, Charles;
(2014)
  • Publisher: Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute (CESifo) Munich
  • Subject: urban specialization | J61 | L70 | urban specialization, skill concentration, agglomeration economies | R12 | R11 | skill concentration | agglomeration economies
    • jel: jel:J61 | jel:L70 | jel:R12 | jel:R11
      ddc: ddc:330

The literature on China indicates that the concentration of economic activities in China is less than in other industrialized countries. Institutional limits are largely held responsible for this finding (e.g. the Hukou system); firms and workers are not able to take fu... View more
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