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Financial Development, Economic Efficiency and Productivity Growth: Evidence from China

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  • Zhicheng LIANG

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    (Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches sur le Développement International)

  • Ping HUA

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    (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

  • Sylviane GUILLAUMONT JEANNENEY

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    (Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches sur le Développement International)

Abstract

Financial development may lead to productivity improvement in developing countries. In this paper, based on the Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) approach, we use the Malmquist index to measure China’s total factor productivity change and its two components (i.e., efficiency change and technical progress). We find that China has recorded an increase in total factor productivity from 1993 to 2001, and that productivity growth was mostly attributed to technical progress, rather than to improvement in efficiency. Moreover, using panel data set covering 29 Chinese provinces over the period of 1993-2001 and applying the Generalized-Method-of-Moment system estimation, we investigate the impact of financial development on productivity growth in China. Empirical results show that, during this period, financial development has significantly contributed to China’s productivity growth, mainly through its favourable effect on efficiency.

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Paper provided by CERDI in its series Working Papers with number 200625.

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Date of creation: 2006
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Handle: RePEc:cdi:wpaper:846

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Keywords: Financial Development; total factor productivity; Chinese Economy;

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  1. Aoife Hanley & Wan-Hsin LIU & Andrea Vaona, 2011. "Financial Development and Innovation in China: Evidence from the Provincial Data," Kiel Working Papers 1673, Kiel Institute for the World Economy.
  2. Ying Xu, 2009. "How Does Financial System Efficiency Affect the Growth Impact of FDI in China?," Development Economics Working Papers 22885, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research.
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