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A Study of the Impact of Functional Zoning of Land Space on Ecological Efficiency: Evidence from Hunan Province in China

Yuanqing Li, Jun Xiang, Ying Zhang


The major function-oriented zone planning (MFOZP) is a major measure to implement the construction of national ecological civilization. ecological efficiency is one of the important indicators to measure sustainable economic and social development and ecological civilization construction. Based on the input-output relationship of unit ecological footprint, a stochastic frontier production function is constructed to estimate the ecological efficiency of each county and urban area in Hunan Province from 2009 to 2019. In this paper, the MFOZP is used as a quasi-natural experiment, and the Difference-in-Difference model is used to study the impact of the MFOZP on ecological efficiency.


MFOZP; Ecological Efficiency; Stochastic Frontier Production Function; Difference-In-Difference

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18686/fm.v8i4.9495