标题：Analysis of the spatial association network structure of China's transportation carbon emissions and its driving factors
作者：Bai, Caiquan; Zhou, Lei; Xia, Minle; Feng, Chen
作者机构：[Bai, Caiquan; Zhou, Lei] Shandong Univ, Ctr Econ Res, Jinan 250100, Shandong, Peoples R China.; [Xia, Minle] Nanchang Univ, Sch Sci, Nanchang 33003 更多
通讯作者地址：[Feng, C]Shanghai Univ Finance & Econ, Sch Publ Econ & Adm, Shanghai 200433, Peoples R China.
来源：JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
关键词：Transportation carbon emission network; Social network analysis;; Quadratic assignment procedure; "Core-edge" structure
摘要：Using the social network analysis method, this paper explores the characteristics of the spatial association network structure of China's provincial transportation carbon emissions from 2005 to 2015 and its driving factors. The results are as follows: (1) The spatial association of China's provincial transportation carbon emissions exhibits an intuitive network structure. The degree of closeness which were 0.2253 and 0.2333 in 2005 and 2015 respectively shows an increasing trend on the whole. However, it hit the bottom in 2011, reaching a minimum of 0.2230, which is the "low closeness degree inflection point". (2) The spatial association network presents a significant "core-edge" distribution pattern. Specifically, in the central and eastern regions of China, Henan and Jiangsu have degrees of up to 58.621 and 44.828, which are at the network center. However, some remote regions, like Jilin and Hainan, have degrees of less than 20.000, which are marginalized. (3) The geographical adjacency, the expansion of the difference in R&D investment, and the narrowing of the difference in economic development promote the formation of the interprovincial spatial association. Therefore, in the process of controlling carbon emissions from transportation, the government should focus on the provinces at the network center and pay attention to the impact of the R&D investment on the spatial association of transportation carbon emissions.