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Exploring the mechanism of the impact of green finance and digital economy on China’s green total factor productivity

Guo, J. ORCID:, Zhang, K. and Liu, K. (2022) Exploring the mechanism of the impact of green finance and digital economy on China’s green total factor productivity. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19 (23). 16303. ISSN 1660-4601

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To link to this item DOI: 10.3390/ijerph192316303


In the context of the “double cycle,” promoting the development of a green economy is an important goal for China’s high-quality economic development in the digital age. This paper uses data from 30 provinces (municipalities and autonomous regions) in China during the 2006–2019 period using the Compiled Green Finance Index (GF) and Digital Economy Index (DE). The interrelationship between green finance, digital economy and green total factor productivity (GTFP) is empirically tested by conducting multiple regressions on panel data from 2006–2019 to perform an empirical analysis. Based on this, further analysis was performed with the threshold model. This study found that green finance and digital economy can contribute well to green total factor productivity, but the combination of the two does not have a good effect on green total factor productivity. Further study found that the green finance and digital economy’s contribution to green total factor productivity is mainly derived from technological progress. The regression results based on the panel threshold model show that the more underdeveloped the digital economy is in certain regions, the stronger the role of green finance in promoting efficiency improvement. Therefore, policymakers should formulate differentiated green financial policies according to the level of development of the digital economy and give play to the role of green finance and the digital economy in promoting green total factor productivity.

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Divisions:Henley Business School > Business Informatics, Systems and Accounting
ID Code:109225


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