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Industrial And Aggregate Measures Of Productivity Growth In China, 1982-2000

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  • Jing Cao
  • Mun S. Ho
  • Dale W. Jorgenson
  • Ruoen Ren
  • Linlin Sun
  • Ximing Yue

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We estimate productivity growth for 33 industries covering the entire Chinese economy using a time series of input-output tables covering 1982-2000. Capital input is measured using detailed investment data by asset and labor input uses demographic information from household surveys. We find a wide range of productivity performance at the industry level. We then show how these industry growth accounts may be consistently aggregated to deliver a decomposition of aggregate GDP growth. For the 1982-2000 period aggregate TFP growth was 2.5 percent per year; decelerating from a rapid rate in the early 1980s to negative growth during 1994-2000. The main source of growth during the 1982-2000 period was capital accumulation, with a small negative contribution from the reallocation of factors across industries. Copyright 2009 The Authors. Journal compilation International Association for Research in Income and Wealth 2009.

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  • Jing Cao & Mun S. Ho & Dale W. Jorgenson & Ruoen Ren & Linlin Sun & Ximing Yue, 2009. "Industrial And Aggregate Measures Of Productivity Growth In China, 1982-2000," Review of Income and Wealth, International Association for Research in Income and Wealth, vol. 55(s1), pages 485-513, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:revinw:v:55:y:2009:i:s1:p:485-513
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    6. Guanghua Wan & Peter J. Morgan & Harry X. Wu, 2016. "Sustainability of China's Growth Model: A Productivity Perspective," China & World Economy, Institute of World Economics and Politics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, vol. 24(5), pages 42-70, September.

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