The Role of the Cities in the Western Economic Development
Based on an annual panel for the western cities in China and system GMM method, this paper build the spatial econometric models to analyze if the same factors have the different impacts between the capital cities and the prefecture-level cities on their economic development. The results show that the capital cities more rely on their development path and less dependent on other cities of the same level; while the prefecture-level cities on the contrary.
G. J. Zhao et al., "The Role of the Cities in the Western Economic Development", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 267, pp. 227-229, 2011