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Productivity Growth And Its Components In Chinese Agriculture After Reforms


  • Wu, Shunxiang
  • Walker, David J.
  • Devadoss, Stephen


We investigate the temporal and spacial nature of productivity growth and its components in Chinese agriculture from 1980-1995 using nonparametric Malmquist procedures. The results indicate that the high rate of technical progress and deterioring efficiency performance coexisted in Chinese agriculture. Policies encouraging technical progress should be accompanied by successful technological diffusions.

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  • Wu, Shunxiang & Walker, David J. & Devadoss, Stephen, 1998. "Productivity Growth And Its Components In Chinese Agriculture After Reforms," 1998 Annual meeting, August 2-5, Salt Lake City, UT 20817, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:aaea98:20817

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    1. McMillan, John & Whalley, John & Zhu, Lijing, 1989. "The Impact of China's Economic Reforms on Agricultural Productivity Growth," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 97(4), pages 781-807, August.
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    1. Xiaohua Yu & Guoqing Zhao, 2009. "Chinese agricultural development in 30 years: A literature review," Frontiers of Economics in China, Springer;Higher Education Press, vol. 4(4), pages 633-648, December.


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