How the rise in commodity house prices curbs the spatial agglomeration of the financial industry in developing countries: Evidence from China
Using 182 prefecture- and higher-level cities in China as the research focus, we intended to examine the effect of changes in commodity housing prices on the spatial agglomeration of the financial industry between 2006 and 2013. The spatial agglomeration index of the financial industry was calculated based on the number of employees at the end of each year provided by the China City Statistical Yearbook. The data of controlled and mediating variables were extracted from the China Population Statistics Yearbook and the Statistical Yearbook of Chinese Investment in Fixed Assets. The relevant price index data were extracted from the China Statistical Yearbook.