How does urbanization affect the haze pollution control? An empirical study based on the mediating effect

LIU Chenyue1 XU Yingzhi1

(1.School of Economics and Management, Southeast University, Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China 210096)

【Abstract】The city is the main place where haze pollution occurs. For a long time, the relationship between urbanization and environmental pollution has been one of the problems to be solved urgently in China. Then how to coordinate the relationship between urbanization and haze pollution in the course of rapid urbanization? How to figure out direct and indirect effects of urbanization on haze pollution control? To find out the answers, this paper comprehensively analyzes the effects of urbanization on haze pollution control and approaches to haze pollution control by means of mediating effect and from the three dimensions of urbanization of population, urbanization of land and industrial urbanization.

【Keywords】 urbanization effect; haze pollution control; mediating effect;


【Funds】 Key Project of National Social Science Foundation of China (15AJY009) Key Project of Social Science Foundation of Jiangsu Province (14ZD011) Project of Special Funds for Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (2242017S10009)

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    [1]. ① In particular, Since some cities in China have begun to collect PM2.5 data recently, which is included in PM10, an important part of haze, the trend of PM2.5 is same to PM10 by comparing it with PM10 data of the same period, considering that many research adopted the PM2.5 data measured by Bartels Institute and Information and Network Center of international earth science in Conlubia University (since the space is limited, the figure is eliminated) from 2001 to 2010. [^Back]

    [2]. ② The eight high pollution industries are chemical raw materials and chemical products manufacturing industry, nonmetal mineral products industry, ferrous metal smelting and rolling processing industry, electric power, heat production and supply industry, oil processing industry, coking and nuclear fuel processing industry, coal mining and washing industry, non-ferrous metal smelting and rolling processing industry, paper and paper products industry. [^Back]

    [3]. ① To test the multicollinearity of model, the variance inflation factor of each variable of panel model suggests that there is not significant multicollinearity of model. [^Back]

    [4]. ① Due to the limitation of space, this paper only lists the regression results of effect of industrial urbanization on haze pollution on national level and different regional level. At the same time, the regression results of urbanization of population and urbanization of land are also robust, and are available at request. [^Back]

    [5]. ① Due to the limitation of space, the corresponding regression estimate results are not listed in this paper, and are available at request. [^Back]


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CN: 11-1047/F

Vol 39, No. 08, Pages 6-23

August 2017


Article Outline


  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 Literature review
  • 3 Mechanism analysis and research hypothesis
  • 4 Model setting and variable description
  • 5 Empirical research and results analysis
  • 6 Conclusions and policy implications
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