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9 September 2019 Infrastructure Investment and Sustainable Development in Coastal Areas in China
Xiao Ma, Kangchen Zhao, Yuxia Li, Huayou Zhu
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Ma, X.; Zhao, K.C.; Li, Y.X., and Zhu, H.Y., 2019. Infrastructure and sustainable development in coastal areas in China. Selected Topics in Coastal Research: Engineering, Industry, Economy, and Sustainable Development. Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue No. 94, pp. 67–72. Coconut Creek (Florida), ISSN 0749-0208.

In order to study the influence of infrastructure investment to economy in the interior of China and the coastal areas, this paper uses qualitative analysis and empirical analysis to demonstrate the both the relationship between infrastructure investment and regional economic development in China and the divergence between coastal and inland areas. Compared with other regions, China's coastal zone economy is highly extroverted and open. Coastal zone plays an important role in national sustainable economic development strategy. Based on qualitative analysis, this paper firstly establishes a cooperative game model to qualitatively and horizontally analyze the differences and complementarities between central and local governments in regional infrastructure investment. Empirical analysis is adopted to discuss various kinds of infrastructure construction investment at the national level. In the conclusion, preliminary policy recommendations are put forward.

©Coastal Education and Research Foundation, Inc. 2019
Xiao Ma, Kangchen Zhao, Yuxia Li, and Huayou Zhu "Infrastructure Investment and Sustainable Development in Coastal Areas in China," Journal of Coastal Research 94(sp1), 67-72, (9 September 2019).
Received: 12 January 2019; Accepted: 20 March 2019; Published: 9 September 2019

balanced growth path
coastal areas
cooperative game
Infrastructure construction
PCA (principal component analysis)
regional economy
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