deviation from proportional growth
regional industrial structure
the global financial crisis
Restrictions of economically active space determine interregional disparities of economic activities, leading to different industrial structures being developed in different regions of the same country. We need to consider what factors are important in explaining these regional differences and understanding what the differences indicate. Taking a regional input-output approach using China’s provincial-level I-O tables for the years 2007 and 2012, and using a deviation from proportional growth (DPG) model as one type of quantitative analysis, we compare the differences in industrial structure at the provincial level in China in order to reveal the regional impact of the global financial crisis in 2008.