Re-examining the Impact Factors of Economic Resilience with the Covid-19 Epidemic – Taking Northern Taiwan as an Example

Hui Ci Chuang, Tai Shan Hu, Ssu Chi Pan

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Under the development of globalization, frequent cross-regional traffic exchanges have led to the prosperity and development of cities around the world, but they have also resulted in a high concentration of human activities in cities, bringing spatial heterogeneity to the development of various cities. Many studies have shown that the characteristics of urban can affect the performance of its economic resilience, but past research has mostly focused on the impact of financial shocks. Therefore, through the Covid-19 pandemic, this study examines the differences in the impact of urban characteristics such as the proportion of manufacturing, population mobility, industrial R&D investment, and public facilities on the performance of economic resilience under Covid-19. According to the calculation results of economic resilience in northern Taiwan during the pandemic in 2020, and the analysis results of Pearson correlation coefficient, it is shown that the higher the proportion of manufacturing industry and the higher investment in R&D, the more resilient the economy is. Areas with a high ratio of population mobility to public facility area are less likely to demonstrate economic resilience in this pandemic. It is judged that the reason is that in order to reduce the risk of infection, the public avoids entering and leaving areas with a high probability of contact, which increases the willingness to consume in the area. decrease, which in turn affects the economic performance. The research results of this study show that the impact factors of economic resilience will vary according to the nature of shock events. Therefore, policymakers should take the nature of shock events into consideration when formulating relevant policies to deal with shocks in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-68
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Architecture and Planning
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Architecture
  • Urban Studies


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