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Understanding the changes of agricultural land in China

13 June 2018

In the wake of economic opening and rural reform, land management and land use in China underwent significant changes over the past decades. The objective of this research project is to understand the changes of agricultural land in China from 1980 to 2011 by using spatial exploration to show the dynamics of cropland and crops harvested area. Spatial panel models will be employed to identify the socio-economic factors impacts. Spatial stochastic frontier approach will help to clarify TFP changes. The data employed in the scope of the project mainly stems from statistical yearbooks.

Researcher: Fang Yin, Daniel Müller, Zhanli Sun

Cooperation Partners: Institute of Geographic Science and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Science (CAS)