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Industrial Structure of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Region: Multiplier Analysis Based on a Water-Incorporated Social Accounting Matrix

  1. School of Humanities and Economic Management, China University of Geosciences, Beijing 100083, China
  2. Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China
Version 1 : Received: 17 November 2016 / Approved: 17 November 2016 / Online: 17 November 2016 (10:52:20 CET)

How to cite: Lin, X.; Sha, J.; Yan, J.; Zhong, S. Industrial Structure of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Region: Multiplier Analysis Based on a Water-Incorporated Social Accounting Matrix. Preprints 2016, 2016110090 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201611.0090.v1). Lin, X.; Sha, J.; Yan, J.; Zhong, S. Industrial Structure of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Region: Multiplier Analysis Based on a Water-Incorporated Social Accounting Matrix. Preprints 2016, 2016110090 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201611.0090.v1).

Abstract

The integrated and coordinated development of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region has been put forward as a national strategy. Yet the present regional economy is facing not only the imbalance between the three provincial administrative districts but also severe water scarcity. The purpose of this study is to investigate the regional economic structure with focus on the impacts of water resources on the regional economic development. This study compiles a social accounting matrix (SAM) for the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region incorporating water both as a prime factor of production and a production sector. The regional SAM (SAMBTHW) is further applied to the multiplier model to analyze the effects of the regional water sector on the other accounts. The results show that 1) the regional water sector has limited effects on the regional economic output and on the other sectors, and 2) the region has a relatively reasonable economic structure regarding water use, but 3) this economic structure shows labor- and capital- intensive features rather than technological intensity. The policy implication of our findings is that the integration efforts in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, which aimed at alleviating the stress from water scarcity and increasing regional sustainability, should concentrate on upgrading industrial structure with technological advancement.

Subject Areas

regional economic development; industrial structure; water resources; Social Accounting Matrix (SAM); multiplier analysis; Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei

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