Analyzing Productivity Growth: Evidence from China’s Manufacturing Industries
AbstractThis article examines the growth attributes of manufacturing industries in China for the sample period of 1999-2007. All manufacturing industries are grouped into and four main industry groups and four geographical regions. A revised Solow’s growth method is used to decompose the growth attributes into input growth, scale effect, technical progress, and technical efficiency change. A stochastic frontier model is applied to the translog production function. The empirical findings show a strong presence of technical progress, while labor input has rapidly been replaced by human capital. Structural transformation in the industrial sector is evident, so as regional imbalances.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Ball State University, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 201003.
Length: 31 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2010
Date of revision: Dec 2010
China industries; productivity; efficiency; technical progress; stochastic frontier model;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- L60 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - General
- O14 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Industrialization; Manufacturing and Service Industries; Choice of Technology
- O47 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - Measurement of Economic Growth; Aggregate Productivity; Cross-Country Output Convergence
- O53 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Asia including Middle East
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- NEP-ALL-2010-04-04 (All new papers)
- NEP-DEV-2010-04-04 (Development)
- NEP-EFF-2010-04-04 (Efficiency & Productivity)
- NEP-FDG-2010-04-04 (Financial Development & Growth)
- NEP-HRM-2010-04-04 (Human Capital & Human Resource Management)
- NEP-TRA-2010-04-04 (Transition Economics)
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