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China's Capital and Productivity Measurement Using Financial Resources

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  • Kui-Wai Li

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    (City University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Business, Department of Economics & Finance)

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This paper constructs China's capital stock, which is used in conjunction with a labor variable to estimate a Cobb-Douglas production function for the Chinese economy. Two panels of data are used - one for capital formation and one for sources of investment finance. Both national and provincial data are used for these two panels, thus giving a total of four capital-stock series. The Cobb-Douglas estimates show that China's total factor productivity was about 3.4 percent in the post-reform years. Productivity of coastal provinces is higher than inner provinces. Among the various sources of investment finance, foreign direct investment is more efficient than state-funded capital stock.

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Paper provided by Yale School of Management in its series Yale School of Management Working Papers with number ysm338.

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Date of creation: 28 Jul 2004
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Handle: RePEc:ysm:somwrk:ysm338

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Keywords: China Economic Reform; Provincial Growth and Productivity; Financial Resources;

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