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Academic Journal of Business & Management, 2022, 4(7); doi: 10.25236/AJBM.2022.040702.

Service Industry Opening Up and Service Industry Structural Upgrading


Li Caihuan

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Li Caihuan

School of Economics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074, China


Based on the pilot program for innovative development of trade in services implemented in 2016 as a quasi-natural experiment, this paper takes prefecture-level cities and above cities in China from 2006 to 2019 as samples and uses a double-difference model to evaluate the impact of the opening-up of the service industry on the service industry structural upgrading. The empirical results show that the opening-up has a significant positive impact on the structure-upgrading of the service industry, which improved by 5.5%. The conclusion of this paper is of great significance for further expanding the opening of the service industry and optimizing the structure of China's service industry.


opening-up of the service industry; structural upgrading of the service industry; double difference

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Li Caihuan. Service Industry Opening Up and Service Industry Structural Upgrading. Academic Journal of Business & Management (2022) Vol. 4, Issue 7: 6-9. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJBM.2022.040702.


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