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Input-output-based genuine value added and genuine productivity in China's industrial sectors (1995-2010)

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  • Gao, Yuning
  • Zheng, Yunfeng
  • Hu, Angang
  • Meng, Bo

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The rapid growth of China's economy has brought about huge losses of natural capital in the form of natural resource depletion and damages from carbon emissions. This paper recalculates value added, capital formation, capital stock, and related multifactor productivity in China's industrial sectors by further developing the genuine savings method of the World Bank. The sector-level natural capital loss was calculated using China's official input–output table and their extensions for tracing final consumers. The capital output elasticity in the productivity estimation was adjusted based on these tables. The results show that although the loss of natural capital in China's industrial sectors in terms of value added has slowed, the impacts on their productivity during the past decades is still quite clear.

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  • Gao, Yuning & Zheng, Yunfeng & Hu, Angang & Meng, Bo, 2015. "Input-output-based genuine value added and genuine productivity in China's industrial sectors (1995-2010)," IDE Discussion Papers 490, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO).
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    Keywords

    China; Input-output tables; Economic sector; Productivity;

    JEL classification:

    • C67 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Input-Output Models
    • E01 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General - - - Measurement and Data on National Income and Product Accounts and Wealth; Environmental Accounts
    • O4 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity

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