Resources Science ›› 2017, Vol. 39 ›› Issue (4): 620-628.doi: 10.18402/resci.2017.04.04

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The impact of industrial land input on economic growth under environmental restraints in China:analysis based on the Green Solow Model

Linlin DING1,2(), Qun WU1,2()   

  1. 1. School of Public Administration,Nanjing Agricultural University,Nanjing 210095,China
    2. Land Price and Market Research,Nanjing Agricultural University,Nanjing 210095,China
  • Received:2016-08-10 Revised:2017-01-05 Online:2017-04-30 Published:2017-04-25


Environmental costs occur when industrial production promotes economic growth,leading to economic losses to some extent. Here we construct a Green Solow Model of land and environmental factors to analyze how industrial land inputs and environmental pollution impact economic growth in China with the aim of eliminating environmental costs during industrial growth. We used China′ provincial panel data of 2000-2010 to conduct empirical test simultaneously. We found that ①under environmental constraints,the Solow Model retained balanced growth. ②Land elements had a positive effect on economic growth, but there were differences between regions, of which the central region had the greatest impact, the eastern region followed, and the western region was the smallest. ③How environmental factors influenced economic growth depended on the joint results of positive and negative effects. In addition to industrial solid waste,the effect of industrial wastewater,industrial sulfur dioxide,industrial nitrogen oxides,industrial dust (dust)and other emissions on the economic growth were significantly inhibited,and the inhibition of industrial emissions on economic growth was stronger than industrial wastewater. In the future economic development, we should abandon the traditional "low-cost" industrialization model, and actively explore to establish a green national economic accounting system. At the same time speed up the use of scientific and technological innovation, especially environmental protection and pollution control technology innovation, to reduce industry environmental externality in the process of land production.

Key words: industrial land input, environmental pollution, economic growth, Green Solow Model, China