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An Analysis Of Total Factor Productivity Growth In China'S Agricultural Sector


  • Hsu, Shih-Hsun
  • Yu, Ming-Miin
  • Chang, Ching-Cheng


A panel data of 27 provinces in China is used to analyze the productivity growth in China's agricultural sector over the period 1984-1999. We first compute the output-orientated Malmquist productivity indexes and its decompositions using non-parametric DEA (Data Envelopment Analysis) approach. Tobit regressions are then used to identify the major determinants of TFP growth and its components.

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  • Hsu, Shih-Hsun & Yu, Ming-Miin & Chang, Ching-Cheng, 2003. "An Analysis Of Total Factor Productivity Growth In China'S Agricultural Sector," 2003 Annual meeting, July 27-30, Montreal, Canada 22227, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:aaea03:22227

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