E3S Web Conf.
Volume 275, 20212021 International Conference on Economic Innovation and Low-carbon Development (EILCD 2021)
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Green Low-Carbon and Energy Saving and Emission Reduction Applications|
|Published online||21 June 2021|
Has “the Belt and Road initiative” Improved the Pollution Level?
School of Economics, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, China
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Based on the panel data of 278 prefecture-level cities in China from 2008 to 2018, this paper adopts DID method to verify the impact of “the Belt and Road initiative” on pollution level of these cities, the results are still robust through the placebo test and PSM-DID, the mechanism is also analyzed. The study found that “the Belt and Road initiative” has a significant effect on the emission of wastewater, waste gas and dust of cities in China; the mechanism test shows that “the Belt and Road initiative” has significantly reduced urban environmental pollution by promoting foreign investment, upgrading industrial structure and technological innovation.
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