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Does Expressway Consume More Land of the Agricultural Production Base of Shandong Province?
Deng, Xiangzheng1,2,3; Gibson, John3; Jia, Siqi2,4
2018-12-01
Source PublicationCOMPUTATIONAL ECONOMICS
ISSN0927-7099
Volume52Issue:4Pages:1293-1316
Corresponding AuthorDeng, Xiangzheng(dengxz@igsnrr.ac.cn)
AbstractThe effect of expressways on cultivated land is ambiguous. Many studies conclude that building and upgrading expressways increases pressure on cultivated land while others find expressways reduce the rate of cultivated land loss. In this paper, we use satellite remote sensing images of cultivated land in Shandong province of China to test whether the existence of expressway in 2005 affected the level of cultivated land in 2010 and the rate of change from 2005 to 2010. To account for expressway access for each of our 1 km(2) ('pixel') units of cultivated land we measure whether or not and what type of roads penetrate the 'watershed' in which the pixel lies. These watersheds allow more plausible measures of accessibility than those traditional 'crowfly' distance measures that ignore topography. To account for possible confounding we also use 24 additional covariates. Although simple univariate OLS regressions analysis show that cultivated land is always lower while cultivated land increasing rates are higher either when there is an expressway, these results are not robust. Controlling for all of the covariates and also using recently developed covariate matching techniques to estimate treatment effects, we find that expressway can most safely be described as putting a positive impact on cultivated land changes.
KeywordCultivated land Expressway Land use 1 km(2) pixel Covariate matching PSM model Shandong province
DOI10.1007/s10614-017-9747-8
WOS KeywordENVIRONMENTAL EFFICIENCY ; URBAN EXPANSION ; DRIVING FORCES ; USE INTENSITY ; CHINA ; DEFORESTATION ; CONVERSION ; ROADS ; POPULATION ; SATELLITE
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
Funding ProjectChina National Natural Science Funds for Distinguished Young Scholar[71225005] ; National Natural Science Foundation[71533004] ; National Natural Science Foundation of International/Regional Cooperation and Exchange Programs[71561137002]
Funding OrganizationChina National Natural Science Funds for Distinguished Young Scholar ; National Natural Science Foundation ; National Natural Science Foundation of International/Regional Cooperation and Exchange Programs
WOS Research AreaBusiness & Economics ; Mathematics
WOS SubjectEconomics ; Management ; Mathematics, Interdisciplinary Applications
WOS IDWOS:000450817500014
PublisherSPRINGER
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.igsnrr.ac.cn/handle/311030/51533
Collection中国科学院地理科学与资源研究所
Corresponding AuthorDeng, Xiangzheng
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Geog Sci & Nat Resources Res, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
2.Chinese Acad Sci, Ctr Chinese Agr Policy, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
3.Univ Waikato, Dept Econ, Private Bag 3105, Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
4.Chinese Univ Hong Kong, Fac Social Sci, Sha Tin 100053, Hong Kong, Peoples R China
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Deng, Xiangzheng,Gibson, John,Jia, Siqi. Does Expressway Consume More Land of the Agricultural Production Base of Shandong Province?[J]. COMPUTATIONAL ECONOMICS,2018,52(4):1293-1316.
APA Deng, Xiangzheng,Gibson, John,&Jia, Siqi.(2018).Does Expressway Consume More Land of the Agricultural Production Base of Shandong Province?.COMPUTATIONAL ECONOMICS,52(4),1293-1316.
MLA Deng, Xiangzheng,et al."Does Expressway Consume More Land of the Agricultural Production Base of Shandong Province?".COMPUTATIONAL ECONOMICS 52.4(2018):1293-1316.
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