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Sustainability 2014, 6(8), 4823-4838; doi:10.3390/su6084823

Performance Evaluation of Industrial Land Policy in China

School of Information Engineering, China University of Geosciences in Beijing, No. 29, Xueyuan Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100083, China
School of Land Science and Technology, China University of Geosciences in Beijing, No.29, Xueyuan Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100083, China
Department of Management, Kaifeng Vocational College of Culture and Arts, the Middle of Dongjing Avenue, Kaifeng 475000, China
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Received: 13 March 2014 / Revised: 8 June 2014 / Accepted: 14 July 2014 / Published: 30 July 2014
(This article belongs to the Section Economic, Business and Management Aspects of Sustainability)
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Rapid industrialization, as one of the main driving forces promoting sustainable economic growth, has increased the area of industrial land use significantly. Industrial land use manifests that the competition between it and other kinds of land use is growing. During the last decade in China, many targeted industrial land use policies have been enacted to stimulate appropriate industrial land use and to promote healthy economic development. However, it is difficult for scholars and governments of rapidly developing countries to judge and evaluate the performance of such policies. Based on statistical data gathered over almost 10 years and an idea called “industrial land equivalent” (ILE), this paper analyzes the contribution made by the implementation of industrial land use policy to economic development, using a Cobb-Douglas production function by which to quantify the influence of land institutions and land regulation systems. The result of the study shows that factors, such as industrial land, labor and capital, all play an important role in GDP growth. Additionally, it is found that industrial land institutions and regulation systems have a strongly positive influence on economic development. It was also found that the influence of policy in eastern China is greater than that in the west and that repeated, short-term land regulation has a negative effect on the economy. Therefore, it is profoundly important for the Chinese economy that a stable and durable industrial land use policy be maintained as the industrial center migrates to the Midwest. The research philosophy and method offered by this paper have great significance for the quantitative evaluation of policy performance. View Full-Text
Keywords: policy performance evaluation; industrial land use; land institution and regulation; policy equivalent policy performance evaluation; industrial land use; land institution and regulation; policy equivalent

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Zheng, X.; Geng, B.; Wu, X.; Lv, L.; Hu, Y. Performance Evaluation of Industrial Land Policy in China. Sustainability 2014, 6, 4823-4838.

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