Global Studies

Global renewable energy trade network: patterns and determinants

We develop global renewable energy trade networks (GRETNs) during 2000–2018 and explore the patterns and determinants based on bilateral trade data. Global renewable energy trade network in 2018 Author: Qi Zhang Updated: February 2024

Labor market distortion and air pollution: an empirical analysis based on spatial effect modeling

This research investigates the effects of labor market distortion on sulfur dioxide emission in China. Dataset: statistics for 283 cities. Study period: 2003-2015. Mechanisms: suppressing technological progress, hindering the upgrading of industrial structure, and reducing the efficiency of energy use.

Does misallocation of land resources reduce urban green total factor productivity? An analysis of city-level panel data in China

This research investigates the direct and spillover effects of land resource misallocation on green total factor productivity in China. Datasets: statistics for 277 cities at the prefecture (and higher) level.

Effects of financial agglomeration on green total factor productivity in Chinese cities: Insights from an empirical spatial Durbin model

Evolution of structural properties and determinants of global waste paper trade network

Global waste paper trade not only addresses resource scarcity issues, alleviates environmental pressures and brings substantial economic gains, but also contributes to the development of global circular economy. Here, we construct global waste paper trade networks (GWPTNs) during 2000–2018, and examine their structural evolution and determinants.