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Economic growth across Chinese provinces: in search of innovation-driven gains

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  • Funke, Michael

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  • Yu, Hao

    (BOFIT)

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In this paper we analyse the impact of R&D on total factor productivity across Chinese provinces. We introduce innovations explicitly into a production function and evaluate their contribution to economic growth in 1993 - 2006. The empirical results highlight the importance and the interaction between local and external research. The evidence indicates that growth in China is not explained simply by factor input accumulation.

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Paper provided by Bank of Finland, Institute for Economies in Transition in its series BOFIT Discussion Papers with number 10/2009.

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Length: 27 pages
Date of creation: 26 Aug 2009
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:bofitp:2009_010

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Keywords: China; R&D; R&D Spillovers; patents; regional economic growth; semiparametric estimators;

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  1. Kui-Wai Li & Tung Liu, 2009. "Economic and Productivity Growth Decomposition: An Application to Post-reform China," Working Papers 200904, Ball State University, Department of Economics, revised Sep 2008.

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