The Impact of Deindustrialization on Economic Growth——Evidence from China

  •  Yang Feng    
  •  Yang Wang    


Deindustrialization is a widespread phenomenon, both in developed economies or developing countries in the history. This paper examinate the impact of deindustrialization, which is caused by administrative measures aimed at overcapacity, on China’s economic growth in the lastest decade. We adopt empirical approach to estimate the impact, the results show deindustrialization have a significantly negative effect on economic growth in the central and western China, which is stronger in the cites with fast deindustrialization, and in medium and small cities. It provides evidence that rapid deindustrialization hinders the sustainability and magnifies the vulnerability of economic growth, especially premature deindustrialization.

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