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The Dynamics of Provincial Growth in China: A Nonparametric Approach

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  • Bulent Unel
  • Harm Zebregs

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China's growth performance since the start of economic reforms in 1978 has been impressive, but the gains have not been distributed equally across provinces. We use a nonparametric approach to analyze the variation in labor productivity growth across China's provinces. This approach imposes less structure on the data than the standard growth accounting framework and allows for a breakdown of labor productivity into efficiency gains, technological progress, and capital deepening. We have the following results. First, we find that on average capital deepening accounts for about 75 percent of total labor productivity growth, while efficiency and technological improvements account for about 7 and 18 percent, respectively. Second, technical change is not neutral. Third, whereas improvement in efficiency contributes to convergence in labor productivity between provinces, technical change contributes to productivity disparity across provinces. Finally, we find that foreign direct investment has a positive and significant effect on efficiency growth and technical progress. IMF Staff Papers (2009) 56, 239–262. doi:10.1057/imfsp.2008.1; published online 11 March 2008

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Volume (Year): 56 (2009)
Issue (Month): 2 (June)
Pages: 239-262

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Cited by:
  1. Declan Curran & Michael Funke & Jue Wang, 2007. "Economic Growth across Space and Time: subprovincial Evidence from Mainland China," Quantitative Macroeconomics Working Papers, Hamburg University, Department of Economics 20710, Hamburg University, Department of Economics.
  2. Li, Kui-Wai & Liu, Tung, 2011. "Economic and productivity growth decomposition: An application to post-reform China," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 28(1-2), pages 366-373, January.
  3. Diego Romero-Ávila, 2013. "Is Physical Investment The Key To China'S Growth Miracle?," Economic Inquiry, Western Economic Association International, Western Economic Association International, vol. 51(4), pages 1948-1971, October.
  4. Shahid Yusuf, 2012. "From Technological Catch-up to Innovation : The Future of China’s GDP Growth," World Bank Other Operational Studies 12781, The World Bank.

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