标题：Effects of Smart City Policies on Green Total Factor Productivity: Evidence from a Quasi-Natural Experiment in China
作者：Xin, Baogui; Qu, Yongmei
作者机构：[Xin, Baogui; Qu, Yongmei] Shandong Univ Sci & Technol, Coll Econ & Management, Qingdao 266590, Shandong, Peoples R China.
通讯作者：Xin, BG;Qu, YM
通讯作者地址：[Xin, BG; Qu, YM]Shandong Univ Sci & Technol, Coll Econ & Management, Qingdao 266590, Shandong, Peoples R China.
来源：INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH
关键词：smart city; green total factor productivity; difference-in-differences; propensity score matching; quasi-natural experiment
摘要：When cities develop rapidly, there are negative effects such as population expansion, traffic congestion, resource shortages, and pollution. It has become essential to explore new types of urban development patterns, and thus, the concept of the smart city has emerged. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the links between smart city policies and urban green total factor productivity (GTFP) in the context of China. Based on panel data of 200 cities in China from 2007-2016 and treating smart city policy as a quasi-natural experiment, the paper uses a difference-in-differences propensity score matching (PSM-DID) approach to prevent selection bias. The results show: (a) Smart city policies can significantly increase urban GTFP by 16% to 18%; (b) the larger the city, the stronger and more significant this promotion.