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Technological spillovers and industrial growth in Chinese regions

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  • Lili Wang
  • Huub Meijers
  • Adam Szirmai

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Using a new data set on regional inputs and outputs, this paper focuses on the role of interregional technology spillovers in the process of industrial growth in Chinese regions from 1990 till 2005. Inflows of foreign direct investment (FDI) increase rapidly between 1990 and 1998 and after 2001. Domestic capital investment increases even more rapidly than FDI, resulting in declining FDI intensity from 1995 onward. Domestic research and development (R&D) investment accelerates after 1998. Regional industrial growth benefits from interregional R&D spillovers. From 1998 onward, it also benefits from international FDI spillovers. Interestingly, FDI in a region has a negative impact on the growth of industrial output in neighboring regions.

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  • Lili Wang & Huub Meijers & Adam Szirmai, 2017. "Technological spillovers and industrial growth in Chinese regions," Industrial and Corporate Change, Oxford University Press, vol. 26(2), pages 233-257.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:indcch:v:26:y:2017:i:2:p:233-257.
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    • F43 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Economic Growth of Open Economies
    • O14 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Industrialization; Manufacturing and Service Industries; Choice of Technology
    • O33 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Technological Change: Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Processes
    • R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes
    • R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)

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