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An analysis on technical efficiency in post-reform China

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  • Zhou, Xianbo
  • Li, Kui-Wai
  • Li, Qin

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Research Highlights [black right pointing pointer] This paper presents a time-variant estimation of technical efficiency in post-reform China. [black right pointing pointer] A fully nonparametric stochastic model is used to measure technical efficiency. [black right pointing pointer] The average technical efficiency has declined in the mid-1980s but increased since 1992. [black right pointing pointer] Eastern and Southern regions show a higher than national average level of technical efficiency.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal China Economic Review.

Volume (Year): 22 (2011)
Issue (Month): 3 (September)
Pages: 357-372

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Handle: RePEc:eee:chieco:v:22:y:2011:i:3:p:357-372

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Keywords: Fully nonparametric stochastic frontier Time effects and individual effects Time variant Technical efficiency Tobit model;

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