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Impact of Land Policy Reform on Land Use Efficiency and Economic Benefit in China:A Per spective from Shenzhen Special Economic Zone

  • 1.Institute of Disaster & Public Security,College of Resources Science & Technology,Beijing Normal University,Beijing
    100875,ChinaM 2.Graduate School of Engineering,Kyoto University,Kyoto 611- 0011,Japan

Received date: 2007-02-03

  Revised date: 2007-03-03

  Online published: 2007-05-15


Land use efficiency and benefit are the most important indexes measuring rationality of land resources utilization.It is of great significance to the study on the impact of land policy change on land use efficiency and benefit for land policy assessment and revision.In this paper, the authors try to reveal the impacts of urban land policy reform on land use efficiency and economic benefit using quantitative approach,taking Shenzhen Special Economic Zone (SEZ),the pioneer of urban land policy reform in China as a case. First of all,land policy reform is reviewed from two aspects,which are changes in land property rights and changes in the system of land rent and land price.On one hand,the impacts of policy changes on land transaction were decomposedinto four implement variables,including prescription of land property rights,transferability of land property rights,ways of transaction in primary land market,and ways of transaction in secondary and tertiary land markets based on reviewing land policy reform.A multiplicative model is employed here to integrate their changes and calculate the value of implement variable of land policy.On the other hand,land use efficiency and economic benefit are calculated.The result indicates that their changes are approximately synchronous with the changes in land policy.Land policy,land use efficiency and economic benefit finally show significant correlations with coefficients of 0.743 and 0.879, respectively.This result also proves that land policy reform in China did bring significantly positive effects in socioeconomic development.

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YE Tao1,2, SHI Pei-jun1 . Impact of Land Policy Reform on Land Use Efficiency and Economic Benefit in China:A Per spective from Shenzhen Special Economic Zone[J]. JOURNAL OF NATURAL RESOURCES, 2007 , 22(3) : 434 -444 . DOI: 10.11849/zrzyxb.2007.03.013


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