The Persistence of Air Pollution in Four Mega-Cities of China
Authors
Luis A. Gil-Alaña
Zhongfei Chen
Carlos P. Barros
Type
Article
Publisher
Habitat International, Vol. 56
Pages
103-108
Date
19-05-2016

This paper analyses long range fractional dependence of China pollution in four major cities, namely Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen from September 28 of 2013 to December 12 of 2015. Unit roots hypotheses are tested by using fractional integration methods using both uncorrelated and autocorrelated errors. The results reveal that the pollution is persistent, meaning that it will continue until strong anti-pollution measures are adopted. Policy implication is derived.

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