An Empirical Analysis of Provincial Productivity in China (1979-2001)
AbstractThis study analyzes provincial productivity growth in China for the period of 1979-2001. The Malmquist Index approach allows us to decompose productivity growth into two components, technical progress and efficiency change. Considerable productivity growth was found for most of the data period, but it was accomplished mainly through technical progress rather than efficiency improvement. Although China’s capital stock has been accumulated at the speed of a historical record in recent years, our findings show that TFP growth slowed significantly during 1995-2001. The study thus raises serious questions on whether China’s recent growth pattern is consistent with its comparative advantages, and whether its reliance on capital accumulation can be sustained in the long run.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers in Economics with number 127.
Length: 29 pages
Date of creation: 12 Mar 2004
Date of revision: 22 Mar 2004
Publication status: Published in Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies, 2006, pages 221-239.
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Productivity; capital deepening; China;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- D24 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Production; Cost; Capital; Capital, Total Factor, and Multifactor Productivity; Capacity
- 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-2004-03-14 (All new papers)
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- NEP-INO-2004-03-14 (Innovation)
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- NEP-SEA-2004-03-14 (South East Asia)
- NEP-TRA-2004-03-14 (Transition Economics)
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