谷一桢(合作者:Victor Couture, Benjamin Faber, Lizhi Liu),"Connecting the Countryside via E-Commerce: Evidence from China," American Economic Review: Insights (2020)

摘要Connecting the Countryside via E-Commerce: Evidence from China

近日,我院副教授谷一桢的合作论文“Connecting the Countryside via E-Commerce: Evidence from China”(合作者:Victor Couture, Benjamin Faber, Lizhi Liu)被国际顶级期刊American Economic Review: Insights接受发表。


This paper estimates the impact of the first nation-wide e-commerce expansion program on rural households. To do so, we combine a randomized control trial with new survey and administrative microdata. In contrast to existing case studies, we find little evidence for income gains to rural producers and workers. Instead, the gains are driven by a reduction in cost of living for a minority of rural households who tend to be younger, richer and in more remote markets. These effects are mainly due to overcoming logistical barriers to e-commerce, rather than to additional investments to adapt e-commerce to the rural population.


谷一桢,现任暨南大学经济与社会研究院副院长、副教授,于2015年获得加州大学伯克利分校博士学位。他的研究领域为城市经济学、交通经济学、应用微观经济学,已有多篇研究成果发表于American Economic Review: Insights、American Economic Journal: Applied Economics、Review of Economics and Statistics、Journal of Urban Economics、Journal of Environmental Economics and Management等国际顶级期刊。