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Chinese Manufacturing Clusters Panorama

Presentation by Jie Guo, Ph.D. candidate in School of Government at Peking University

Thursday, June 15, Noon - 1:00.  Room S354, CGIS South Building.

Abstract: In the last few decades, China’s urbanization was mainly driven by land finance and low value-added industries, but these ways were unsustainable. Industrial cluster is an important strategy choice for regional economic development and competitiveness. Methods of research on industrial cluster change from qualitative to quantitative. This study analyses 35 manufacturing clusters from the Annual Survey of Industrial Firms (ASIFs) Database of China. Findings show that manufacturing clusters play an important role in the Chinese economy, and mainly concentrate in eastern coastal areas. We identify over a thousand strong clusters, which show economic vitality after the crisis. Aerospace Vehicles and Defense, Automotive and other eight kinds of growing clusters keep high growth and market potential.

Bio: Jie Guo is a Ph.D. candidate of School of Government at Peking University and a Visiting Fellow at Harvard University. Jie has an A.B. from Geography School at Beijing Normal University. Her research focuses on industrial cluster, regional economics, and urban planning.

Lunch will be served.

Harvard Event Category  ABCD GIS
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Event date  Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
CGA location  CGIS South Building
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