2010 年 40 巻 3 号 p. 809-817
Jiaxing is a major city in China's Zhejiang Province located in the hinterland of the Hang-Jia-Hu Plain, which is a central region in the Yangtze River Delta. Jiaxing has clear geographical advantages with Shanghai to the east, Hangzhou to the west, Suzhou to the north and Hangzhou Bay to the south. Jiaxing is less than 100 kilometers from these cities, and covers an area of 39.15 million square meters with a population of 3.7 million. However, the economic level of Jiaxing is actually far lower than Shanghai, Suzhou and Hangzhou, which form an “economic basin”. Why has Jiaxing not benefited from its geographical advantages ? This article employs a statistical comparison method to analyze this “Jiaxing phenomenon”, and attempts to determine the intrinsic reasons behind the economic backwardness. After determining these reasons, the study presents a number of development policy proposals.
JEL Classification: R10, R30