Conclusion: Spatial Structure and Regional Development in China

  • Nobuhiro Okamoto
  • Takeo Ihara
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Recent studies on the regional development of China have shown that regional disparity has become a significant problem, and this has led many policy makers and researchers to pay attention to the issue of how we might develop the underdeveloped regions of the nation. It should be noted, however, that most of the approaches to date have focused on the situation in specific regions, rather than considering interregional interdependency. Therefore, in order to add something substantial to these previous studies, we felt the need to consider the interregional feedback effects and/or spatial interactions quantitatively. This was the main reason why we compiled the full-scale interregional input–output model for China as a useful analytical tool for considering spatial economy. We have also analysed the current regional economy in China by using this sort of interregional input–output approach.


East Coast Regional Development Spillover Effect South Coast Intermediate Good 
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  • Nobuhiro Okamoto
  • Takeo Ihara

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