The Spatial Econometric Analysis on Influence of FDI to China Haze Pollution

Yi-wen PENG


The problem that whether FDI can exacerbate China's haze pollution is very worthy of attention. This research used the SLM to test the space relationship between FDI and haze pollution in China. The results showed as follows: PM2.5, PM10 and FDI in China have strong spatial auto-correlation and spatial clustering phenomenon; FDI has a negative effect on Chinese haze pollution, in which an increase of 1% in FDI, the concentration of PM2.5 and PM10 will decrease 0.0064% - 0.1897% and 0.04% - 0.1573%; GDP and haze pollution is a relationship of N-form, Population size, urbanization level, environmental regulation, construction area, and energy consumption will exacerbate concentration of haze. Therefore, the "pollution haven" hypothesis on FDI is not yet established in China. Therefore China can continue to increase the intensity of FDI investment in environmental protection industry to governance haze pollution.


FDI, Pollution of haze, Intensity of sensitive, Space inspection


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