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Economic growth across space and time: subprovincial evidence from Mainland China

  • Curran, Declan

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  • Funke, Michael

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    (BOFIT)

  • Wang, Jue

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    (BOFIT)

This paper considers the persistent differences in economic performance across Chinese regions. We introduce a new county- and city-level dataset that spans all of mainland China and provides a detailed view of Chinese regional growth over the period 1997-2005. Non-parametric kernel density estimation is employed to establish the cross-sectional GDP per capita distribution, and the distributional dynamics are investigated using the probability matrix technique and associated stochastic kernel estimator. A set of explanatory variables is then introduced, and several regressions are run to test for conditional ƒÒ-convergence and to pinpoint influential factors for economic growth across counties and cities.

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Paper provided by Bank of Finland, Institute for Economies in Transition in its series BOFIT Discussion Papers with number 21/2007.

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Length: 41 pages
Date of creation: 04 Jan 2007
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:bofitp:2007_021
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