The article, taking counties as basic regiona1 study units, explores the spatial pattern of economic development in Jiangsu coastal region. The classical statistical methods and spatial statistical methods were used to analyze and measure time and space disparity of Jiangsu coastal economy in 2002-2012. The results showed: 1) The economic development of Jiangsu coastal area has been more and more open and concentration since Jiangsu coastal development became national strategy in 2009. The relative difference is slowly narrowing due to the difference rate of economic growth among three coastal cities, namely Nantong City, Yancheng City and Lianyungang City. The absolute difference of regional economy in Jiangsu coastal has been expanding due to the difference of development foundation and location conditions among three coastal cities. 2) From the Thail index change, the overall economic difference decreased gradually in Jiangsu coastal area. The mainly reason is rapid development of the economy in three coastal cities. It is groups difference rather than internal economic differences to result in Jiangsu coastal regional economic differences. The internal economic difference of Yancheng is the biggest in three coastal cities. 3) The interrelation between economic growth and spatial change of regional difference are analyzed based on regional separation index. The separation index presented an inverted “U” characteristics and the turning appeared in 2006. The main reason is regional conditions, historic foundation, development speed and policy measures.
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The tremendous changes in China's development philosophy and regional economies during the last two decades have carved out selectively new locations of development across the nation. While politicians heatedly debate the acceptable levels of regional inequality, most scholarly studies focus on broad aggregate trends of inequality among provinces and groups of provinces, and pay little attention to identifying and conceptualizing sources and major agents of spatial change. This paper aims at revealing detailed spatial ramifications of the reforms, and at understanding the impacts of the state, local agents, and foreign investors on regional development. To this effect, we conduct a disaggregated and empirical study of Jiangsu, a coastal province experiencing dramatic economic and spatial restructuring. We show that local agents which favor rural industrial enterprises accelerated new growth in selected rural areas, in contrast to slower growth of older cities and state-owned enterprises, resulting in a net decline of intercounty inequality. But the coalescence of state policy, local agents, and foreign investment has widened the historical gap between northern and southern Jiangsu, and is likely to accelerate intercounty inequality in the future. Our study demonstrates the utility of the 鈥渄evelopments from above, below and outside鈥 framework for analyzing key forces of regional growth in socialist transitional economies.
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Abstract. This paper aims at showing the relevance of the Italian experience to the current debate on regional convergence. Regional convergence of per capita GDP in Italy is analyzed for the period 1953-1993 using the Theil coefficient of concentration and a relationship with the process of national economic development is postulated. Two different phases are distinguished, with 1975 serving as a break-point. Different kinds of disaggregation of regional inequality are attempted and a separation index for groups of regions is calculated. The general conclusion is that after a period of strong convergence, which was limited to the years 1960-1975, the process of regional convergence stopped in Italy and since then a long-term tendency towards divergence has been verified. Both the process of national development and spatial factors are shown to have played an important role in the convergence process, suggesting that the identification of appropriate temporal and spatial disaggregation is a necessary condition in order to understand the regional growth process.