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Energy consumption restricted productivity re-estimates and industrial sustainability analysis in post-reform China

  • Chen, Shiyi
  • Santos-Paulino, Amelia U.

This paper investigates the impact of energy on China's industrial sustainability by using a novel approach to estimate real total factor productivity. The growth accounting indicates that the substantial industrial reforms in China have led to productivity growth. Energy and capital are also important factors driving China's industrial growth. Productivity growth in China's industry is mostly attributable to the high-tech light industrial sectors.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Energy Policy.

Volume (Year): 57 (2013)
Issue (Month): C ()
Pages: 52-60

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