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China'S Economic Growth: What Do We Learn From Multiple‐Break Unit Root Tests?


  • Xiao‐Ming Li


This paper investigates China's economic growth by performing multiple‐break unit root tests on the data of national and sectoral output and output per worker to identify their steady‐state and transitional growth paths. The evidence generated suggests that the growth behaviour of the Chinese economy is consistent with endogenous growth theory. The results of multiple‐break unit root tests are then explained within the endogenous growth framework, using historical observations on how the evolution of economic institution/environment causes changes in some institutional parameters and hence in the steady‐state growth rate of GDP per worker.

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  • Xiao‐Ming Li, 2005. "China'S Economic Growth: What Do We Learn From Multiple‐Break Unit Root Tests?," Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Scottish Economic Society, vol. 52(2), pages 261-281, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:scotjp:v:52:y:2005:i:2:p:261-281
    DOI: 10.1111/j.0036-9292.2005.00344.x

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    1. Paresh Kumar Narayan & Seema Narayan, 2008. "Do Permanent Shocks Explain Income Levels? A Common Cycle–Common Trend Analysis Of Regional Income Levels For China," Pacific Economic Review, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 13(5), pages 656-662, December.

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