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A Dynamic Analysis of Green Productivity Growth for Cities in Xinjiang

by 1,* and 2
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College of Environmental Economics, Shanxi University of Finance and Economics, Taiyuan 030006, China
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Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Urumqi 830011, China
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Sustainability 2018, 10(2), 515; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10020515
Received: 17 December 2017 / Revised: 2 February 2018 / Accepted: 8 February 2018 / Published: 14 February 2018
Improving green productivity is an important way to achieve sustainable development. In this paper, we use the Global Malmquist-Luenberger (GML) index to measure and decompose the green productivity growth of 18 cities in Xinjiang over 2000–2015. Furthermore, this study also explores factors influencing urban green productivity growth. Our results reveal that the urban green productivity in Xinjiang has slowly declined during the sample period. Technological progress is the main factor contributing to green productivity growth, while improvements in efficiency lag behind. Implementing stricter environmental regulation, improving infrastructure, and appropriately enhancing the spatial agglomeration of economic activities may improve green productivity, while the increase in the size of the industrial base in the near future will likely hinder green productivity growth. Based on these results, this paper puts forward corresponding policy suggestions for the sustainable development of the urban economy in Xinjiang. View Full-Text
Keywords: Xinjiang; green productivity; GML index Xinjiang; green productivity; GML index
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