Resources Science ›› 2017, Vol. 39 ›› Issue (6): 1182-1193.doi: 10.18402/resci.2017.06.17

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Impacts of marine industrial structure changes on marine economic growth for 11 coastal provinces in China

Bo WANG(), Limin HAN()   

  1. Ocean University of China Management College,Qingdao 266100,China
  • Received:2017-02-13 Revised:2017-03-23 Online:2017-06-20 Published:2017-06-20


Changes in industrial structure influence the flow and distribution of factors,and the allocation efficiency of factors determines the quality and speed of marine economic growth. Based on the VES production function,we establish an estimation model considering marine industry structure as a threshold variable to study the impacts of marine industrial structural changes on marine economic growth,Which provides a reference for promoting the structural reform of China's marine supply side and improving the quality of marine economic growth. We found that marine industrial structure changes have differences on the influence of marine economic growth. The proportion of marine secondary industry in GOP over the threshold has a significant impact on the growth of the marine economy,which has a large ‘structural dividend’ to the development of the marine economy and promotes marine economic growth. The effect of the proportion of marine tertiary industry in GOP on marine economic growth is not significant. However,the high level of marine industrial structure has a negative effect on the growth of the marine economy and hinder the development of the marine economy. A traditional marine investment structure promotes growth of the marine economy in the early stage of marine economic development,but oversteps marine economic growth after crossing the threshold. Marine labor has a positive effect on marine economic growth. The dependence of marine economic growth on science and technology investment means that intellectual support rather than physical supply is needed.

Key words: marine industrial structure, factors of production, marine economic growth, threshold effect, China