Car Ownership Control in Chinese Mega Cities: Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou

Journeys (LTA Academy Singapore), 2013

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Suwei Feng

Shanghai University of Finance and Economics - School of Public Economics & Administration

Qiang Li

National University of Singapore (NUS) - Department of Real Estate

Date Written: September 1, 2013

Abstract

Three mega cities in China – Shanghai, Beijing, and Guangzhou – have implemented a unique quota policy to control car ownership growth. In this paper, we explore how special characteristics of China’s rapid urbanisation and motorisation contribute to the formulation of this unique policy. These cities, however, have adopted different policy designs. Auction, lottery and a hybrid of these two mechanisms are used in Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou respectively. We analyse the design, evolution and effectiveness of these policy measures. We also discuss how these measures can fit with an integrated transportation demand management policy.

Keywords: Urbanization, motorization, automobile control

JEL Classification: L91, R48

Suggested Citation

Feng, Suwei and Li, Qiang, Car Ownership Control in Chinese Mega Cities: Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou (September 1, 2013). Journeys (LTA Academy Singapore), 2013, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3106623 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3106623

Suwei Feng (Contact Author)

Shanghai University of Finance and Economics - School of Public Economics & Administration ( email )

Shanghai, 200433
China

Qiang Li

National University of Singapore (NUS) - Department of Real Estate ( email )

4 Architecture Drive
Singapore 117566
Singapore

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