THREE ESSAYS ON THE HIGH-SPEED RAIL NETWORK IN CHINA

Shiyu Cheng
My dissertation consists of three essays that study the economic consequences of China’s high-speed rail (HSR) expansion. In the first essay, I use the college admission cutoff scores to reveal students’ college preferences under the enrollment quota. By exploiting the quasi-experimental variation in whether or not college cities are connected by the HSR network, I document a two-point increase in the cutoff scores following a HSR station opening in the college city using difference-in-difference (DD)...
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