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The Effect of Logistics Performance Index of RCEP Countries on China's Export Trade
by Kaiwen Zhang
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The signing of RCEP has created new opportunities for the development of China's export trade, and international logistics capacity is an important factor affecting the conduct of international trade. This paper qualitatively describes and analyzes the LPI index and its sub-indicators of RCEP member countries, and empirically investigates the impact of logistics performance lev [...] Read more

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The Influence of Ethnic Identity on the Academic Performance of Chinese College Students: An Empirical Study Based on the Administrative Data of a University
by Zerong Wang
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The policy of ethnic equality and solidarity aims to narrow the ethnic gap and develop harmoniously. At the level of higher education, it should promote the equity of ethnic education. This paper uses the administrative data of undergraduate students from 2008 to 2015 in a liberal arts university in southwest China to study the differences, causes and dynamic trends in the scor [...] Read more

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Effects of Education Equalization Measures on Housing Prices: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Suzhou, China
by Shang Xie , Muhammad Ateeq ur Reman  and  Kang Mao
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Educational equity is the foundation of social equity, and education equalization is one of the serious issues to be solved by the government. This work considers one education equalization reform conducted by Suzhou Industrial Park of China, namely, the comprehensive "five to nine" (CFTN) housing purchase admission qualification adjustment policy, as an example and uses the re [...] Read more

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Can University Scientific Research Activities Promote High-Quality Economic Development? Empirical evidence from provincial panel data
by Tao Zhu , Xingmin Zhang  and  Xiaoqian Liu
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Scientific and technological innovation and human capital savings are important ways to promote the high-quality development of China's economy. On this basis, using the panel data of 30 provinces in China from 2009 to 2017, this paper empathically tests the impact of university research activities on high-quality growth of China's economy, and explores the influence mechanism [...] Read more

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Research on the Impact of Digital Finance on China's Urban-Rural Income Gap
by Zhe Zhang
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The integration of digital technology and traditional finance has further achieved the goal of low-cost and sustainable financial services and contributed to high-quality economic development. Based on the data from 31 provinces in China from 2011 to 2021, this paper empirically analyzes the impact of digital finance on the urban-rural income gap. The results show that digital [...] Read more

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Are Inventors Better CEOs? Evidence from China
by Qifeng Zhao , Qianfeng Luo , Long Wang  and  Wenyin Chen
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This study investigates the impact of inventor CEOs on firm performance using a manually collected database of firms' inventors. Our findings reveal that, on average, firms with inventor CEOs experience a one- and two-percentage-point increase in ROA and ROE, respectively, compared to firms with noninventor CEOs. To address potential endogeneity issues, we employ turnover analy [...] Read more

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Follow Suit: Imitative governance, resource inclination, and regional innovation efficiency
by Shutter Zor , Jingru Chen , Jietie Ailimujiang  and  Fayao Wang
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Influenced by traditional notions of solidarity, when a province’s planning can be highly aligned with that of the central government, the province is perceived to be more collective and thus able to receive financial or resource favors from the central government. This consistency, as is often the case, reflected in doing the same thing as the central government. This si [...] Read more

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Spatial-temporal Evolution of Global Aircraft Production Network: Evidence from 1741 Global Aircraft Firms
by Ying She , Guoliang Liu , Ling Jia , Yangu Deng  and  Liyuan Zhang
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Triggered by the rising demand, a complex aircraft production network has been evolving during the past half century. In order to analysis the spatial-temporal evolution of this network, this paper establishes a novel and complex data by collecting 1774 major global aircraft manufacturers' production relationship from Jane's All the World' s Aircraft Development & Productio [...] Read more

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Public Diplomacy and Chinese OFDI: Empirical Evidence from the Africa
by Xinjian Ye , Zhuolin Wu , Shuocong Gu  and  Shikuan Zhao
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Public diplomacy is a significant factor in promoting policy communication, people-to-people bonds, and the protection of foreign assets between two nations, but there is little research on the economic worth of public diplomacy. Python was used to crawl the daily search frequency of "China", "African countries", and related terms to construct the heat index of China-Africa pub [...] Read more

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The Efficiency of Rural Public Finance Inputs in Promoting Rural Revitalization: Empirical Analysis Based on Henan Province, China
by Chaoyang Tu , Zhenyu Chen , Yasir Habib  and  Zheng Peng
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The No.1 document of the Central Government of China has been on the theme of "agriculture, rural areas and farmers" for nearly ten years, placing the solution of "agriculture, rural areas and farmers" at the forefront of the Chinese government's work. Located in the Central Plains, Henan Province in China is one of the major agricultural provinces in China and plays an extreme [...] Read more

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Research on Stability of Green Transformation Strategy of Manufacturing Enterprises under Multi-dimensional Environmental Regulation
by Yan Qin , Sufeng Li , Haiyong Jiang , Zhenyu Chen  and  Chuanlong Ma
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Giving full play to the interaction of multi-dimensional environmental regulation is an important method to accelerate the green transformation of manufacturing enterprises which is a significant way to achieve carbon peaking and carbon neutrality goals. Based on the theory of evolution game, a green transformation strategy evolution game model participated by the government, c [...] Read more

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Political Promotion and Manufacturing Firm Productivity: Evidence from Chinese Firms
by Long Wang , Qifeng Zhao  and  Wenyin Chen
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This paper aims to investigate the impact of political promotion on the productivity of manufacturing firms using the database of Chinese industrial enterprises from 1998 to 2007. We found that the political promotion of officials had a negative impact on manufacturing firm productivity, and this impact varied according to the characteristics of officials and enterprises. [...] Read more

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How does Financial Development Affect Regional Economic Growth in China? A Mediating Role of Industrial Structure Optimization
by Tao Zhu , Yu Liu  and  Jingru Chen
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Financial development and industrial structure optimization are two-wheeled engines for promoting high-quality development, but the causal identification of the two is still poorly understood. This paper addresses this research gap by comprehensively analyzing the relationship between them. Regional economic growth is a necessary condition for achieving high-quality development [...] Read more

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The Effects of Listed Company Charitable Foundation on Business Relationship of Supply Chain: Based on the Empirical Research of Corporate Social Responsibility
by Xindan Chang , Mengke Li  and  Ning Xiao
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The Public Welfare Foundation of a listed company is a non-profit organization with independent legal personality. It is established and funded by a listed company. The purpose of establishing a foundation for a listed company is generally to carry out charitable activities and make important contributions to charitable causes. However, due to the special power separation model [...] Read more

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COVID-19, Financing Constraints and Total Factor Productivity of Enerprises
by Ling Ye  and  Yuxi Sun
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As the COVID-19 epidemic swept the world in early 2020, it is worth watching how it affects the total factor productivity of enterprises. Based on the theory of information asymmetry and the data of A-share listed companies from 2014 to 2021, this paper conducts an empirical study on the relationship between COVID-19 and the total factor productivity of enterprises. The re [...] Read more

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Dynamic Nonlinear Relationship between Digital Transformation, Green Transformation in Manufacturing Industry and Labor Structure: Evidence from Panel VAR Analysis
by Haiyong Jiang , Yinghui Han , Yue Wang  and  Zhenyu Chen
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The digital transformation of manufacturing industry can promote the development of green transformation and promote the differentiation of workers’ skill structure; On the other hand, it will also hinder the green development due to the huge energy consumption generated by the application of digital technology and facilities. In addition, the green transformation of manu [...] Read more

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Consumers’ attitude towards meat brands: Evidence from pork products in Guangzhou, China
by Fafa (Monica) Yan , Xi Ouyang  and  Wen’e Qi
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This study aims to investigate the factors influencing consumers’ cognitive attitude towards the brands of products during their consumption willingness, behaviors and choices. Taking pork brands as an example, this study conducts a questionnaire by using a random sampling method in 165 farmers’ meat markets and 54 supermarkets in Tianhe District, Yuexiu District, L [...] Read more

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The Impact of Executive Academic Experience on Green Innovation in Manufacturing Corporations
by Dehua Li , Zhihu Xia  and  Yingying Shi
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Green innovation, as a sustainable development approach, can synergistically promote high-quality economic and social development. We select China's A-share-listed manufacturing corporations from 2011 to 2021 as the research sample to empirically study the impact of executive academic experience on green innovation in manufacturing corporations. Further, we test the relationshi [...] Read more

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Digital literacy and farm household property income-Based on China Rural Revitalization Comprehensive Survey (CRRS) data
by Shumin Wang  and  Caiping Qu
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The long-term low level of residents' property income is not only detrimental to the wealth accumulation of farmers, but also aggravates the urban-rural income imbalance. This paper uses an empirical approach to explore the mechanism of digital literacy's impact on farm households' property income. The main findings of this paper are as follows: (1) Digital literacy and its sub [...] Read more

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Can rural human capital inputs enhance agricultural total factor productivity? - Based on the dualistic economic structure perspective
by can wang
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Human factor inputs are key to promoting agricultural modernisation. Traditional economic theory suggests that improving human capital is the key to boosting agricultural productivity, but can this conclusion hold in China's dualistic economic structure? We use Chinese provincial panel data from 2000-2017 to examine the impact of rural human capital inputs on agricultural total [...] Read more