Discussion Papers

No.630 China-Kyrgyzstan railway meets IDE-GSM

by Satoru KUMAGAI, Ikumo ISONO, Souknilanh KEOLA, Kazunobu HAYAKAWA, Toshitaka GOKAN, and Kenmei TSUBOTA

February 2017


The impact of connecting Kashgar, Trougart, Uzgen, and Karasuu and facilitating customs at the national border between China and Kyrgyzstan are examined by using IDE-GSM (Institute of Developing Economies, JETRO Geographical Simulation Model). We found that the railway connection has a positive impact in southern Kyrgyzstan and a negative impact in regions of northern Kyrgyzstan, neither of which are the capital city of Kyrgyzstan.

Keywords: economic geography, China, Kyrgyzstan
JEL classification: R12, R13, R42

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