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《Land Use Policy》彭秋萍等:Chinese land complex: Hometown ties and corporate land acquisition

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目:Chinese land complex: Hometown ties and corporate land acquisition

: Qiuping Peng(彭秋萍), Huaikang Zhou

:Land Use Policy


出版时间: 2024Volume138

DOI: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2023.107030

Recent research highlights the significance of hometown ties in the fields of sociology and economics. Using unique, manually-collected microdata of corporate land transactions from China, this study focuses on the hometown ties between municipal officials and corporate executives and investigates their impact on corporate land acquisition outcomes. The results indicate that hometown ties between municipal officials and corporate executives positively influence the likelihood of corporate land acquisition, while concurrently reducing the acquisition cost. Mechanism analyses confirm that the municipal officials have notable control over corporate land allocation. Furthermore, the influence of hometown ties on land acquisition outcomes is primarily facili-tated by the private-information and benefit-exchange channels. Heterogeneity analysis at the firm and land type levels are also explored. This study not only deepens the theorectial understanding of hometown ties, but also augments the literature on land resource misallocation from an informal institutional standpoint. Additionally, it offers fresh perspectives to the wider discourse on political connection research.

关键词 Hometown ties; Corporate land acquisition; Private information; Benefit exchange; Land resource misallocation

基金资助National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC72202074)