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The seminar will be held on campus in Edward Wright S86 and also via MS Teams on October 11th from 15:00-16:15.
Join Dr Tong Zhu, Lecturer in Energy Economics at University of Dundee to hear more on his seminar about the Employment Effects of Coal Mine Openings in China.
Abstract: This paper examines the impact of mining activities on individual employment status in China. We match detailed mine-level operation data with household survey data at the county level to investigate the dynamic effects of local resource booms. We find statistically significant positive employment impacts associated with newly opened large and small mines within the three years of coal mine opening. Specifically, individuals residing in the mining county have more than double the chance of being employed in the year of a large mine opening. In contrast, neighbouring counties experience significant negative effects from the resource booms, including lower employment probability and decreased production in both the manufacturing and tertiary sectors. Our analysis provides evidence of labour market dynamics in response to localized resource booms.
- Dr Tong Zhu
- Hosted by
- University of Aberdeen Business School
- Edward Wright Building
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