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Regional growth in China: An empirical investigation using multiple imputation and province-level panel data

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  • Phillips, Kerk L.
  • Chen, Baizhu

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This paper examines the contributions of various factors to China's economic growth. The methodology is discussed in papers by Levine and Renelt (1992) and Sala-i-Martin (1997). Using multiple imputation techniques on a panel data from 1978 to 1999 for 30 provinces, autonomous regions, and independently administered cities, we find that provinces with more innovation capital and more bank-deposit-to-GDP ratios tend to experience higher economic growth. Migration of people into a province, the number of higher education teachers, railroad density & local government revenue as a percent of total government spending are all negatively related to subsequent growth rates.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Research in Economics.

Volume (Year): 65 (2011)
Issue (Month): 3 (September)
Pages: 243-253

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Handle: RePEc:eee:reecon:v:65:y:2011:i:3:p:243-253

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  1. Benos, Nikos & Zotou, Stefania, 2013. "Education and Economic Growth: A Meta-Regression Analysis," MPRA Paper 46143, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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